counterregulatory hormone


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counterregulatory hormone

Any of the hormones that oppose the effects of insulin. They include glucagon, epinephrine, norepinephrine, cortisol, and growth hormone.
See also: hormone
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It is suggested that elderly people mount an inadequate response to the insulin resistance of critical illness, which is produced by the actions of increased counterregulatory hormones and cytokines (McCowen et al.
Also, algorithms linking the sensor with the delivery system must account for other physiologic factors that contribute to glucose homeostasis, such as incretins, free fatty acids, and counterregulatory hormones.
Sherwin and coworkers [21,22] showed that the secretion of counterregulatory hormones, epinephrine and glucagon, is influenced by neurons in the VMN.