glycemic index

noun

Definition of glycemic index

  1. :  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 —abbreviation GI

First Known Use of glycemic index

1981


Medical Dictionary

glycemic index

noun

Medical Definition of glycemic index

  1. :  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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