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Meaning of INSULIN

Pronunciation:  'insulin

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  hormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas; regulates storage of glycogen in the liver and accelerates oxidation of sugar in cells

INSULIN is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


 See Also: hormone, Humulin, hypoglycaemic agent, hypoglycemic agent, internal secretion, Lente Iletin, Lente Insulin, recombinant human insulin



Medical Dictionary
 Definition: a hormone produced by the pancreas. Insulin affects the amount of glucose absorbed by the liver.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A polypeptide hormone produced by cells in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. Insulin decreases the levels of glucose in the blood and to regulates the metabolism of glucose, fats and proteins. In order to meet the demand for insulin needed by diabetics, the hormone is mass-produced with the aid of genetically engineered bacteria, but can also be taken from pigs and cattle.
 Definition: A peptide hormone secreted by the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas that regulates the level of sugar in the blood.