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enteroglucagon

/en·tero·glu·ca·gon/ (en″ter-o-gloo´kah-gon) a glucagon-like hyperglycemic agent released by the mucosa of the upper intestine in response to the ingestion of glucose; immunologically distinct from pancreatic glucagon but with similar activities.

enteroglucagon

[-glo̅o̅′kəgon]
any of a group of glucagon-like hyperglycemic peptides, released by cells in the mucosa in the upper intestine in response to the ingestion of carbohydrates and fat and stimulating intestinal epithelial cell preparation and renewal. Enteroglucagons are similar to pancreatic glucagons but immunologically different. Glicentin and oxyntomodulin are the principal enteroglucagons.

enteroglucagon

Endocrinology A proglucagon-derived peptide of the gut–eg, glucagon-like insulinotropic peptide–GLIP, and glucagon-like peptide–GLP-1 that ↑ after oral glucose and fat, and have regulatory pathways that differ from pancreatic glucagon

enteroglucagon

the hyperglycemic, glycogenolytic substance isolable from the intestinal mucosa.
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The cell of origin is, in most cases, the L-cell, which produces enteroglucagons and peptide YY; thus, these lesions usually stain for glucagon-family peptides.