medical Definition of incretin
- The actions of incretins depend on glucose concentration, and their function ceases when serum glucose level is less than 55 mg/dL …
- —Renee E. Amori et al., The Journal of the American Medical Association, 11 July 2007
- … ingested nutrients stimulate the release of gut peptides called incretins, which enhance secretion of the hormone insulin, the main controller of blood glucose levels.
- —Joshua P. Thaler and David E. Cummings, Nature, 24 Apr. 2008