Definition: a substance of intestinal origin that is physiologically secreted into the blood following ingestion of glucose and is a potent stimulus to the secretion of insulin; its chemical structure and the biologic effects that it produces are different from those of glucagon, and it crossreacts with antibodies to glucagon.
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.