Definitions

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  • n. A gastrointestinal hormone causing an increase in the amount of insulin released from the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans after eating, even before blood glucose levels become elevated.

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Examples

  • GLP-1 analogues mimic a hormone called incretin, which stimulates the pancreas to produce insulin when blood sugar levels rise too much.

  • The medicines mimic a hormone called incretin, which stimulates the pancreas to produce insulin when blood sugar levels rise too much.

  • Saxagliptin is a DPP-4 inhibitor, which is designed to work by increasing the level of so-called incretin hormones in the body that help lower blood-glucose levels.

    FDA Extends Review of Diabetes Drug Saxagliptin

  • The so-called incretin hormones, GIP (short for glucose-dependent insulin-releasing polypeptide) and GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide 1), are produced in the intestine after ingestion of a meal, and are transported via the circulation to the pancreas.

    RedOrbit News - Technology

  • JANUVIA is a selective, once-daily DPP-4 inhibitor that enhances a natural body system called the incretin system to help regulate blood sugar by increasing levels of active GLP-1 and GIP hormones.

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  • Sitagliptin is a highly selective, once-daily DPP-4 inhibitor that enhances a natural body system called the incretin system to help regulate blood sugar by increasing levels of active GLP-1 and GIP hormones; it inhibits DPP-4 over 24 hours.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Exenatide is a 39-amino acid peptide and is one of a new class of diabetes medications known as incretin mimics.

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  • DPP-4 inhibitors address insulin deficiency by slowing the inactivation of incretin hormones GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) and GIP (glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide).

  • The incretin system produces gastrointestinal hormones.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • "While we don't understand the exact mechanism, it's believed to be changes in the incretin system," he said.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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