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gastric inhibitory polypeptide

noun
variants: also gastric inhibitory peptide

medical Definition of gastric inhibitory polypeptide

: 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 Lancet25 Jan. 2003
abbreviation GIP called also glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide

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