gastric inhibitory polypeptide(redirected from Gastric inhibitory peptide)
Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.
gas·tric in·hib·i·tor·y pol·y·pep·tide (GIP),[MIM*137240]
a peptide hormone secreted by the stomach; GIP inhibits the secretion of acids and of pepsin and stimulates insulin release as part of the digestive process.
Synonym(s): gastric inhibitory peptide
gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP)
a GI hormone found in the mucosa of the small intestine. Release of the hormone, mediated by the presence of glucose or fatty acids in the duodenum, results in the release of insulin by the pancreas and inhibition of gastric mobility acid secretion.
gastric inhibitory polypeptideGIP, see there.
gas·tric in·hib·i·tor·y pol·y·pep·tide, gastric inhibitory peptide (GIP) (gas'trik in-hib'i-tōr-ē pol'ē-pep'tīd, pep'tīd)
A peptide hormone, secreted by the stomach, which stimulates intestinal secretions and insulin release as part of the digestive process; GIP inhibits the secretion of acids and of pepsin.