glucagonlike insulinotropic peptide
glucagonlike peptide (GLP-1),
a gut hormone that slows gastric emptying and stimulates insulin secretion. Its use has been posited in treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus, perhaps administered by patch, inhaler, or buccal pellet formulation.
Synonym(s): glucagonlike insulinotropic peptide
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glu·ca·gon·like in·su·li·no·tro·pic pep·tide(GLIP) (glū'kă-gon-līk in'sū-lin-ō-trō'pik pep'tīd)
An insulinotropic substance originating in the gastrointestinal tract and released into the circulation following ingestion of a meal containing glucose.
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