Glucagon meaning

glo͝okə-gŏn
A hormone produced by the pancreas that stimulates an increase in blood sugar levels, thus opposing the action of insulin.
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A hormone formed in the pancreas, or certain cells, that increases the concentration of blood sugar and opposes the action of insulin.
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A hormone produced by the pancreas that stimulates an increase in blood sugar levels, thus opposing the action of insulin.
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A polypeptide hormone produced by the pancreas that stimulates an increase in blood glucose levels, thus opposing the action of insulin.
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(biochemistry) A hormone, produced by the pancreas, that opposes the action of insulin by stimulating the production of sugar.
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Origin of glucagon

  • Probably gluc(o)– Greek agōn present participle of agein to lead, drive ag- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition