from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hormone produced by the pancreas that stimulates an increase in blood sugar levels, thus opposing the action of insulin.
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- n. A hormone, produced by the pancreas, that opposes the action of insulin by stimulating the production of sugar
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- n. a hormone secreted by the pancreas; stimulates increases in blood sugar levels in the blood (thus opposing the action of insulin)
Probably gluc(o)- + Greek agōn, present participle of agein, to lead, drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)