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 abbreviation GI

First Known Use of glycemic index

1981


Medical Dictionary

glycemic index

noun

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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