Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A hormone produced by the pancreas that stimulates an increase in blood sugar levels, thus opposing the action of insulin.

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  • noun biochemistry A hormone, produced by the pancreas, that opposes the action of insulin by stimulating the production of sugar

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  • noun a hormone secreted by the pancreas; stimulates increases in blood sugar levels in the blood (thus opposing the action of insulin)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably gluc(o)– + Greek agōn, present participle of agein, to lead, drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • We have found in a previous study with rats that the fibre increases the levels of a satiety hormone called glucagon-like peptide GLP-1 in the body and increases a gene in the intestines that helps the body to create more GLP-1.

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  • He discovered a new hormone called glucagon-like peptide one GLP-1, which scientists eventually realized lowers blood sugar only when it gets too high.

    Merck Starts Diabetes Race

  • Alpha cells secrete a hormone called glucagon that counteracts the effects of too much insulin and helps the body maintain normal blood sugar levels.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Alpha cells secrete a hormone called glucagon that counteracts the effects of too much insulin and helps the body maintain normal blood sugar levels.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Alpha cells secrete a hormone called glucagon that counteracts the effects of too much insulin and helps the body maintain normal blood sugar levels.

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  • Alpha cells secrete a hormone called glucagon that counteracts the effects of too much insulin and helps the body maintain normal blood sugar levels.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Alpha cells secrete a hormone called glucagon that counteracts the effects of too much insulin and helps the body maintain normal blood sugar levels.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Alpha cells secrete a hormone called glucagon that counteracts the effects of too much insulin and helps the body maintain normal blood sugar levels.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Alpha cells secrete a hormone called glucagon that counteracts the effects of too much insulin and helps the body maintain normal blood sugar levels.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Alpha cells secrete a hormone called glucagon that counteracts the effects of too much insulin and helps the body maintain normal blood sugar levels.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

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