gluconeogenesis


glu·co·neo·gen·e·sis

noun \ˌglü-kə-ˌnē-ə-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of GLUCONEOGENESIS

:  formation of glucose within the animal body especially by the liver from substances (as fats and proteins) other than carbohydrates

Origin of GLUCONEOGENESIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1912

glu·co·neo·gen·e·sis

noun \ˌglü-kə-ˌnē-ə-ˈjen-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural glu·co·neo·gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of GLUCONEOGENESIS

: formation of glucose within the animal body from precursors other than carbohydrates especially by the liver and kidney using amino acids from proteins, glycerol from fats, or lactate produced by muscle during anaerobic glycolysis—called also glyconeogenesis
glu·co·neo·gen·ic \-ˈjen-ik\ adjective

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