enteroglucagon

enteroglucagon
en·tero·glu·ca·gon (en″tər-o-glooґkə-gon) [entero- + glucagon] any of several glucagonlike hyperglycemic polypeptides released by special cells of the mucosa of the upper intestine in response to the ingestion of food; the major ones are glicentin and oxyntomodulin. They are immunologically distinct from pancreatic glucagon but display some similar properties. Called also gut glucagon and glucagonlike immunoreactivity.

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