gastric inhibitory polypeptide

noun

variants also gastric inhibitory peptide
: 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
abbreviation GIP

called also glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide

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“Gastric inhibitory polypeptide.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/gastric%20inhibitory%20polypeptide. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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