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glu·ca·gon

 (glo͞o′kə-gŏn′)
n.
A hormone produced by the pancreas that stimulates an increase in blood sugar levels, thus opposing the action of insulin.

[Probably gluc(o)- + Greek agōn, present participle of agein, to lead, drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]
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glucagon

(ˈɡluːkəˌɡɒn; -ɡən)
n
(Biochemistry) a polypeptide hormone, produced in the pancreas by the islets of Langerhans, that stimulates the release of glucose into the blood. Compare insulin
[C20: from gluc(ose) + -agon, perhaps from Greek agein to lead]
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glu•ca•gon

(ˈglu kəˌgɒn)

n.
a hormone secreted by the pancreas that acts in opposition to insulin in the regulation of blood glucose levels.
[1923]
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glucagon

A hormone that breaks down glycogen to glucose. It is produced by the pancreatic islets.
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Noun1.glucagon - a hormone secreted by the pancreas; stimulates increases in blood sugar levels in the blood (thus opposing the action of insulin)
endocrine, hormone, internal secretion - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
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glu·ca·gon

[MIM*138030]
n. glucagón, una de las hormonas segregadas por los Islotes de Langerhans de efecto antiinflamatorio, cuya función consiste en aumentar la concentración de glucosa en la sangre.
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glucagon

n glucagón m
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The Phase 3, multi-centre, randomised controlled, non-inferiority study was conducted among 132 adults with type 1 diabetes to evaluate the Xeris RTU glucagon auto-injector as a treatment for severe hypoglycemic events as compared with Novo Nordisk's GlucaGen HypoKit.
The Phase 3, multi-center, randomized controlled, non-inferiority study was conducted among 132 adults with type 1 diabetes to evaluate the Xeris RTU glucagon auto-injector as a treatment for severe hypoglycemic events as compared with Novo Nordisk's GlucaGen HypoKit.
It is a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled and active-controlled, parallel-arm trial to assess the efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics of dasiglucagon relative to placebo and GlucaGen when administered as a rescue therapy for severe hypoglycaemia in children with T1DM treated with insulin.
All patients also received 1 mg of glucagone (Glucagen, Novo Nordisk) or 20 mg of hyoscine butylbromide (Buscopan, Pharmamedix) intravenously injected to induce gastric hypotonia.
Blood samples were taken before (0 min) and after (6 min) an injection of 1 mg glucagon (GlucaGen, Novo Nordisk, Mainz, Germany) within 60 s into the antecubital vein.
During the period of collection the liver was perfused for 10 min with KH (basal perfusion) and then with KH containing glucagon (1 nM for 20 min; Glucagen, Novo Nordisk, Montes Claros, MG, Brazil) or adrenaline (1 [micro]M for 30 min; Adren, Hipolabor, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil) (stimulated perfusion) [18,19].
The new site will perform formulation, freeze-drying, filling and packaging of some of Novo's biopharma products, including NovoSeven, Norditropin, and GlucaGen. Packaging will be online in 2013, but manufacturing isn't expected to be operational until 2015.