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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.]

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]

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]

glucagon

A hormone that breaks down glycogen to glucose. It is produced by the pancreatic islets.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

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.

glucagon

n glucagón m