glucagon
noun Etymology: gluc- + -agon (perhaps from Greek agōn, present participle of agein to lead, drive) — more at agent Date: 1923 a protein hormone that is produced especially by the islets of Langerhans and that promotes an increase in the sugar content of the blood by increasing the rate of glycogen breakdown in the liver

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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 — 1923, from GLUCO (Cf. gluco ) + Gk. agon, prp. of agein to lead (see ACT (Cf. act) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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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