glycotropic factor

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glycotropic factor

An obsolete term for a substance (likely growth hormone) present in extracts of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that raised blood sugar and antagonised the action of insulin.

gly·co·tro·pic fac·tor

(glī'kō-trō'pik fak'tŏr)
A principle in extracts of the anterior lobe of the hypophysis that raises the blood sugar and antagonizes the action of insulin; purified pituitary growth hormone produces an identical effect.
Compare: bioregulator
Synonym(s): insulin-antagonizing factor.
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