gastric inhibitory polypeptide


A peptide hormone secreted by the stomach that stimulates insulin release as part of the digestive process.

Nearby words

glean, gleaner, gleaning, gleanings, gleason, gastric inhibitory polypeptide, glebe, glede, glee, glee club, gleed
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