glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide

noun

variants also glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide
: 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
abbreviation GIP

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“Glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/glucose-dependent%20insulinotropic%20polypeptide. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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