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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.
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.
enteroglucagonEndocrinology 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
the hyperglycemic, glycogenolytic substance isolable from the intestinal mucosa.