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gastric inhibitory polypeptide

variants: also

gastric inhibitory peptide

Medical Definition of gastric inhibitory polypeptide

  1. :  an intestinal polypeptide hormone that stimulates insulin secretion by the pancreas in response to the presence of glucose in the gut especially following meal ingestion … mice without receptors for the incretins, glucagon-like peptide 1, and gastric inhibitory polypeptide show impaired insulin secretion and abnormal glucose tolerance without insulin resistance.—Hanna Huopio et al., The Lancet, 25 Jan. 2003—abbreviation GIP; called also glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide

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