Incretin meaning

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Any of several gastrointestinal hormones that bring about the release of insulin from the pancreas after carbohydrate ingestion and are essential in maintaining normal levels of glucose in the blood.
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Any of several gastrointestinal hormones that bring about the release of insulin from the pancreas after carbohydrate ingestion and are essential in maintaining normal levels of glucose in the blood.
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Origin of incretin

  • Blend of increase secretin

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