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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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Thickening of the glomerular basement membrane and glycogenic vacuolization in the tubular epithelium were attracted attention in the 6th week after methacrylamide exposure (Fig.
Background/Aims: To evaluate the incidence of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in patients with glycogenic acanthosis (GA).
In Spirobranchus tetraceros and the unpigmented Protula ocelli, this microvillar region is diminutive but regardless appears to partially contribute to an excreted filament and perhaps some granular glycogenic material, continuous with the overlaying cuticular lens produced by the supporting cells.
Although the acetate concentrations from animals fed crude glycerine associated with starch- or fiber-based ingredients in low concentrate were not lower than acetate concentrations from animals fed high concentrate diets, these concentrations were similar between these diets, reporting the glycogenic property of glycerol in low concentrate diets.
Associated to CI, the meat yield index (Y) can also reflect the processes of glycogenic conversion in gametes, sexual maturation, gametes elimination, nutritional state and individuals' physiological stress (Orban et al.
Other authors have suggested that a glycogenic diet given in early postpartum would improve follicular development and resumption of the ovarian cycle, but for this to not have a detrimental effect on the embryonic survival rate it should be accompanied by a lypogenic diet given during the reproductive season in order to increase fatty acids, which improve the quality of oocytes and embryo development (13).
27 Glycogenic control is still exceedingly important in reducing micro-vascular complications and ensuing morbidity.
In contrast, the volume density of glycogenic cells and trophoblast giant cells was higher on gestation day 16 than on day 19, probably due to the intensive trophoblast invasion during that time.
All patients with diabetes mellitus were evaluated for plasma homocysteine level in association with the glycogenic parameters like fasting plasma glucose, post prandial plasma glucose (PPG) and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c).
This effect may occur due to reduction in intestinal glucose absorption or induction of glycogenic process along with reduction in glycogenolysis and glyconeogenesis.