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n. pl. gly·co·gen·ol·y·ses (-sēz′)
The biochemical breakdown of glycogen to glucose.

gly′co·gen′o·lyt′ic (-jĕn′ə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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(Chemistry) relating to, or causing, glycogenolysis
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The increase in glucose level may be due to stress caused by rumen impaction which leads to release of adrenocorticosteroid release, which has glycogenolytic effect causing hyperglycemia (Hussain and Uppal, 2012).
An excessive catecholamine activity, through a glycogenolytic effect, contributes to a rise in blood glucose levels.
G6PC, a critical enzyme for providing glucose during starvation and diabetes [24], is involved in the terminal step in gluconeogenic and glycogenolytic pathways and catalyzes the hydrolysis of glucose 6-phosphate (G6P) to glucose and inorganic phosphate.
It has previously been demonstrated that an elevated [H.sup.+] from a first high intensity interval may completely inhibit glycogen phosphorylase activity (glycogenolytic flux) and simultaneously maintain a high level of pyruvate dehydrogenase activity during subsequent high intensity intervals which means a shift towards a greater reliance on oxidative phosphorylation (Parolin et al., 1999).
Furthermore, the defect in glycogenolytic pathways and limited lipolysis also contribute to the occurrence of hypoglycaemia in undernutrition.