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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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(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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a hormone secreted by the pancreas that acts in opposition to insulin in the regulation of blood glucose levels.
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A hormone that breaks down glycogen to glucose. It is produced by the pancreatic islets.
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|Noun||1.||glucagon - a hormone secreted by the pancreas; stimulates increases in blood sugar levels in the blood (thus opposing the action of insulin)|
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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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glucagonn glucagón m
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