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glucose–dependent insulinotropic polypeptide

noun
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glucose–dependent insulinotropic peptide

Medical Definition of glucose–dependent insulinotropic polypeptide

  1. :  gastric inhibitory polypeptide The incretins (i.e., glucagon-like peptide 1 and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide) are intestinal hormones that stimulate the postprandial production of insulin and glucagon by the pancreas.—Amy G. Egan et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 27 Feb. 2014—abbreviation GIP


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