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What is glucagon?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Hormone

Glucagon is one of the hormones produced by pancreas.
In general it opposes the action of insulin.

In brief: Hormone

Glucagon is one of the hormones produced by pancreas.
In general it opposes the action of insulin.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: A hormone

Secreted by cells in pancrease (pancrelipase) that is normally higher overnight-tells liver to make sugar for brain to use overnight, and low during day when sugars in foods are used by brain.
Always inappropriately elevated in patients with diabetes. Some medications for diabetes can reduce glucagon to improve blood sugar. Sometimes used to raise blood sugar in someone unconsious due to a very low sugar.

In brief: A hormone

Secreted by cells in pancrease (pancrelipase) that is normally higher overnight-tells liver to make sugar for brain to use overnight, and low during day when sugars in foods are used by brain.
Always inappropriately elevated in patients with diabetes. Some medications for diabetes can reduce glucagon to improve blood sugar. Sometimes used to raise blood sugar in someone unconsious due to a very low sugar.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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