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Descriptions of Insulin

Insulin: A hormone made by the islet cells of the pancreas. Insulin controls the amount of sugar in the blood by moving it into the cells, where it can be used by the body for energy.
Source: National Institute of Health

Insulin: A short-acting form of insulin. Regular insulin is obtained from animal or recombinant sources. The onset of action of regular insulin occurs at 30-90 minutes after injection; its effect lasts for 6 to 8 hours. Endogenous human insulin, a pancreatic hormone composed of two polypeptide chains, is important for the normal metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats; it has anabolic effects on many types of tissues. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Insulin : protein hormone secreted by beta cells of the pancreas; insulin plays a major role in the regulation of glucose metabolism, generally promoting the cellular utilization of glucose and is also an important regulator of protein and lipid metabolism; insulin is used as a drug to control insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.
Source: CRISP

Summary Information: Insulin

Insulin: Insulin is one of the pancreatic hormones, chemicals produced and secreted by the pancreas. Insulin is produced by the beta cells of the pancreas and has variety of effects. These include increasing the movement of glucose from the bloodstream into the cells for energy production. Insulin also stimulates the conversion of excess glucose into glycogen, which is stored in the liver and muscles as an energy reserve until needed. Insulin also allows cells to produce lipids and proteins from fatty acids and amino acids.

Conditions that can afflict insulin include pancreatic cancer, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and pancreatitis.

Closely Related Organs: Insulin

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Insulin

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Insulin

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