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A polysaccharide, (C6H10O5)n, that is the main form of carbohydrate storage in animals and is found primarily in the liver and muscle tissue. It is readily converted to glucose as needed by the body to satisfy its energy needs. Also called animal starch.

gly′co·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.glycogenic - of or relating to or involving glycogen
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Glycogenic acanthosis is a common degenerative condition characterized by accumulation of cytoplasmic glycogen in the squamous epithelium of the esophagus.
Such an effect may be accounted by a decrease in the rate of intestinal glucose absorption, achieved by an extra pancreatic action including the stimulation of peripheral glucose utilization or enhancing glycolytic and glycogenic process with concomitant decrease in glycogenolysis and glyconeogenesis (Luzi and Pozza 1997).
However, in two RCTs, CPAP treatment did not affect insulin sensitivity or glycogenic control neither in diabetics (28) nor in non-diabetics (25).