glucagon


glucagon
glucagon 1923, from GLUCO- (Cf. gluco-) + Gk. agon, prp. of agein "to lead" (see ACT (Cf. act) (n.)).

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  • glucagon — [ glykagɔ̃ ] n. m. • 1926; de gluc(o) et d un élément agon, du gr. agô « je conduis » ♦ Biochim. Hormone polypeptidique pancréatique, sécrétée en réponse à l hypoglycémie. ● glucagon nom masculin Hormone sécrétée par le pancréas et qui augmente… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • glucagón — m. bioquím. Hormona de naturaleza proteica producida por las células alfa de los islotes pancreáticos de Langerhans; estimula la hidrólisis del glucógeno y la consecuente liberación de glucosa en la sangre. Aumenta su secreción cuando la tasa de… …   Diccionario médico

  • glucagon — glucagon. См. глюкагон. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Glucagon — Glucagon, in den A Zellen der Langerhans Inseln gebildetes Peptidhormon aus 29 Aminosäuren, das bei Abfall der Blutzuckerkonzentration vermehrt ausgeschieden wird und v.a. in der Leber durch Erhöhung der Phosphorylase Aktivität den Abbau von… …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • glucagon — s. m. [Fisiologia] Hormônio secretado pelo pâncreas, antagonista da insulina. = GLUCAGINA, GLUCAGÔNIO • Plural: glucagons.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • glucagon — [glo͞o′kə gän΄] n. [Ger glukagon < glukose (< Fr glucose, GLUCOSE) + Gr agōn, a struggle (see AGON): so named from effect on insulin] a hormone formed in the pancreas, or certain cells, that increases the concentration of blood sugar and… …   English World dictionary


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