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insulin
Subject Category
S Biological Sciences
W Physical and Chemical Sciences
Definition
A 51-amino acid pancreatic hormone that plays a major role in the regulation of glucose metabolism, directly by suppressing endogenous glucose production (glycogenolysis; gluconeogenesis) and indirectly by suppressing glucagon secretion and lipolysis.
Definition Source
Medical Subject Headings 2012
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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/32965.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/32965
Broader Term
pancreatic hormones
Narrower Term
proinsulin
Related Term
diabetes
glucagon-like peptides
glucose clamp technique
glycemic index
hyperinsulinemia
hypoglycemic agents
insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
insulin receptors
insulin replacement therapy
insulin resistance
insulin secretion
pancreas
Spanish
insulina
Term Number
32965