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glycemic index

noun

Definition of GLYCEMIC INDEX

:  a measure of the rate at which ingested food causes the level of glucose in the blood to rise; also :  a ranking of foods according to the glycemic index

First Known Use of GLYCEMIC INDEX

1981

glycemic index

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GLYCEMIC INDEX

:  a measure of the rate at which an ingested food causes the level of glucose in the blood to rise <the insulin response caused by carbohydrate depends on the glycemic index…of the food—Trevor Smith>; also :  a ranking of foods according to their glycemic index—abbreviation GI

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