Definition of glycogen in English:
A substance deposited in bodily tissues as a store of carbohydrates. It is a polysaccharide that forms glucose on hydrolysis.
- Glucagon stimulates conversion of glycogen to glucose for use by the cells as energy.
- In that condition, the body becomes less efficient in converting glucose into glycogen and, instead, stores it as fat.
- This enzyme is glycogen synthase, which helps remove glucose from the blood and store it as glycogen.
- Example sentences
- It is a glycogenic amino acid, which means that it can be converted to D-glucose and glycogen if needed by the body.
- Two larger pieces consisted of clearly nondysplastic squamous epithelium with glycogenic acanthosis.
- The relative anti-inflammatory and glycogenic activity is expressed as relative to cortisol as the standard.
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