enteroinsular axis


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enteroinsular axis

The hormones and neurotransmitters from the gastrointestinal tract that regulate the secretion of hormones by the pancreas (esp. insulin).
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enteroinsular axis

the relationship between insulin secretion and the entrance of a glucose load into the intestine. The response to a glucose meal taken orally is much greater than if the glucose is given intravenously.
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