glucagon-like peptide

noun

: either of two intestinal hormones secreted together when nutrients (such as carbohydrates and lipids) are present in the small intestine:
a
or glucagon-like peptide 1 : one that stimulates insulin secretion and inhibits glucagon secretion, stomach emptying, and food intake
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved agents that increase blood glucagon-like peptide 1 … activity or levels and stimulate insulin secretion (in a glucose-dependent manner) while inhibiting glucagon secretion.Faramarz Ismail-Beigi, The New England Journal of Medicine
abbreviation GLP-1
b
or glucagon-like peptide 2 : one that stimulates cell proliferation in the intestinal mucosa and has little effect on insulin secretion
abbreviation GLP-2

Dictionary Entries Near glucagon-like peptide

glucagon

glucagon-like peptide

glucan

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“Glucagon-like peptide.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/glucagon-like%20peptide. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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