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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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2003
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Glucose, dissolved in the blood (blood sugar), is one of the main sources of energy for the body. ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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2008
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the hypoglycemic, antidiabetic, and anabolic polypeptide hormone of the endocrine portion of the mammalian pancreas or of homologous organs of ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007
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A hormone secreted by the beta cells of the Islets of Langerhans in the pancreas in response to elevated blood glucose levels. Insulin stimulates the liver, muscles, and fat cells to ... More
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World Encyclopedia

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Hormone secreted by the islets of Langherhans in the pancreas and concerned with the control of blood-glucose levels. Insulin lowers ...

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