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glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide

noun
variants: also glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide

medical Definition of glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide

: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 Medicine27 Feb. 2014
abbreviation GIP

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