Definitions

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

  • n. The formation or synthesis of glycogen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The synthesis of glycogen from glucose

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, the formation of glucose.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the formation in animals of glycogen from glucose
  • n. the conversion of glucose to glycogen when the glucose in the blood exceeds the demand

Etymologies

glyco- + -genesis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of glycogen and genesis (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • KAPHA represents enzymes e.g. glycogen synthetase promoting processes such as glycogenesis, lipogenesis and also those which prevent or slow down break down of ATP.

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  • Cortisone acts as a physiological antagonist to insulin by decreasing glycogenesis (formation of glycogen) and promotes breakdown of lipids (lipolysis), and proteins, and mobilization of extrahepatic amino acids and ketone bodies.

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  • MANAGEMENT e) Liver: increased gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis and decrease in glycogenesis thus causing increase in blood sugar level

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