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Cori cycle

Pronunciation: ko're

Definition: the phases in the metabolism of carbohydrate: 1) glycogenolysis in the liver; 2) passage of glucose into the circulation; 3) deposition of glucose in the muscles as glycogen; 4) glycogenolysis during muscular activity and conversion to lactate, which is converted to glycogen in the liver. Also called lactic acid cycle.

Synonym(s): lactic acid cycle

[Carl F. Cori]

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