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gluconeogenesis

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noun glu·co·neo·gen·e·sis \ˌglü-kə-ˌnē-ə-ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of gluconeogenesis

plural glu·co·neo·gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  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

  2. glu·co·neo·gen·ic \-ˈjen-ik\play adjective




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