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Medical Term:

glucagonlike peptide


Definition: 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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