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Introduction: Glucagon

Description of Glucagon

Glucagon: A hormone produced by the pancreas that increases the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood.
Source: National Institute of Health

Glucagon: A pancreatic hormone consisting of 29 amino acids that causes increases in blood sugar levels by stimulating hepatic glycogenolysis and gluconeogenesis.
Source: Diseases Database

Glucagon: pancreatic hormone secreted by the alpha cells of the pancreatic islets; a 29-amino acid straight chain polypeptide that plays an important role in regulation of blood glucose concentration, ketone metabolism, and several other biochemical and physiological processes.
Source: CRISP

Glucagon: A 29-amino acid pancreatic peptide derived from proglucagon which is also the precursor of intestinal GLUCAGON-LIKE PEPTIDES. Glucagon is secreted by PANCREATIC ALPHA CELLS and plays an important role in regulation of BLOOD GLUCOSE concentration, ketone metabolism, and several other biochemical and physiological processes. (From Gilman et al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 9th ed, p1511).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Glucagon as an Organ

Glucagon (organ): Glucagon is one of the pancreatic hormones, chemicals produced...more »

Glucagon (organ): Glucagon is a natural human hormone. It is a kind of anti-insulin that will increase blood sugars, whereas insulin

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Glucagon: Treatments

Glucagon (treatment): Hormone that stimulates the liver to produce glucose...more »

Glucagon (treatment): Glucagon as a treatment is an emergency injection used when a diabetic has a dangerous hypo from very low blood sugars. Glucagon

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Glucagon and Medical tests

Glucagon (medical test): The glucagon test measures the blood level of glucagon, a hormone secreted...more »

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Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Glucagon

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Glucagon

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