gluconeogenesis

gluconeogenesis

[gloo-koh-nee-uh-jen-uh-sis]
noun Biochemistry.
glucose formation in animals from a noncarbohydrate source, as from proteins or fats.


Origin:
1910–15; gluco- + neo- + -genesis

gluconeogenic [gloo-koh-nee-uh-jen-ik] , gluconeogenetic [gloo-koh-nee-oh-juh-net-ik] , adjective
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gluconeogenesis (ˌɡluːkəʊˌniːəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
 
n
biochem Also called: glyconeogenesis the sequence of metabolic reactions by which glucose is synthesized, esp in the liver, from noncarbohydrate sources, such as amino acids, pyruvic acid, or glycerol

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gluconeogenesis glu·co·ne·o·gen·e·sis (glōō'kə-nē'ə-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The formation of glucose, especially by the liver, from noncarbohydrate sources, such as amino acids. Also called glyconeogenesis.

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gluconeogenesis

formation in living cells of glucose and other carbohydrates from other classes of compounds. These compounds include lactate and pyruvate; the compounds of the tricarboxylic acid cycle, the terminal stage in the oxidation of foodstuffs; and several amino acids

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