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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The insulin-antagonistic effect of the counterregulatory hormones.
An increase in counterregulatory hormones, such as glucagons, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and growth hormone, results in increased hepatic glucose production and decreased peripheral glucose uptake, subsequently inducing a hyperglycemic state (Montori, Bistrian, & McMahon, 2002).
58) Similar results were obtained by Nauck et al (67) using GLP-1, except that growth hormone was the only counterregulatory hormone that remained suppressed during hypoglycemia.