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Glucagon: The glucagon test measures the blood level of glucagon, a hormone secreted from the pancreas to break down glycogen to glucose under low blood sugar (hypoglycemic) conditions.

Symptoms Associated with Glucagon

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Glucagon:

Diseases Associated with Glucagon

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Glucagon:

  • Glucagonoma (specific pancreatic cell cancer, increased glucagon)
  • Familial hyperglucagonemia (increased glucagon)
  • Diabetes mellitus (Type I diabetes, increased glucagon)
  • Chronic renal failure (increased glucagon)
  • Acute pancreatitis (increased glucagon)
  • Pheochromocytoma (increased glucagon)
  • Glucagon deficiency (decreased glucagon)
  • Chronic pancreatitis (decreased glucagon)
  • Postpancreatectomy (decreased glucagon)
  • Pancreatic cancer (decreased glucagon)

Descriptions 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

Basic Information: Glucagon

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Glucagon' may be involved.

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