Definition of glycogenesis in English:

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glycogenesis

Pronunciation: /ˌɡlīkəˈjenəsəs/

noun

Biochemistry
The formation of glycogen from sugar.
Example sentences
  • Astrocytes are involved in brain metabolism, because they are capable of glycogenesis (conversion of glucose into glycogen for storage) in response to various hormones and to potassium and glutamate.
  • In the two-armed study, aqueous extract of elder flower significantly increased glucose uptake, glucose oxidation, and glycogenesis in rat abdominal muscle.
  • Impaired liver function can cause fatigue, irritability and depression as a result of impaired glycogenesis which is the breakdown of glycogen to re-form glucose in the cells.

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Syllabification: gly·co·gen·e·sis

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