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Meaning of GLUCAGON

Pronunciation:  'glookugun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a hormone secreted by the pancreas; stimulates increases in blood sugar levels in the blood (thus opposing the action of insulin)
 

GLUCAGON is a 8 letter word that starts with G.

 

 See Also: hormone, internal secretion

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A hormone produced by the pancreas that releases the body's stored sugar (glycogen) into the blood. An injectable form of glucagon, which can be bought in a drug store, is sometimes used to treat insulin shock. The glucagon is injected and quickly raises blood glucose levels.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A hormone that raises the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood. The alpha cells of the pancreas (in areas called the islets of Langerhans) make glucagon when the body needs to put more glucose into the blood. An injectable form of glucagon, which can be bought in a drug store, is sometimes used to treat insulin shock. The glucagon is injected and quickly raises blood glucose levels.
 

 

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