German: Insulin
Japanese: インスリン

Endocrinology. A polypeptide hormone that regulates glucose metabolism. It is secreted by the pancreas and induces glycogen synthesis and thus acts lowering the glucose level in the blood. A high glucose level leads to increased insulin synthesis. Antagonists of insulin are catecholamines, growth hormones and thyroid hormones. Insufficient production of insulin causes diabetes mellitus.

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