The insulin-antagonistic effect of the counterregulatory hormones.

@article{Lager1991TheIE,
  title={The insulin-antagonistic effect of the counterregulatory hormones.},
  author={Ibe Lager},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine. Supplement},
  year={1991},
  volume={735},
  pages={
          41-7
        }
}
  • Ibe Lager
  • Published in Journal of internal medicine. Supplement 1991
The counterregulatory hormones glucagon, adrenaline, cortisol and growth hormone are released during hypoglycaemia, and under other stress conditions. These hormones have insulin-antagonistic effects both in the liver and in the peripheral tissues. The insulin-antagonistic effects of glucagon and adrenaline are of rapid onset, whereas those of cortisol and growth hormone are only observed after a lag period of several hours. Glucagon is the most important hormone for acute glucose… CONTINUE READING
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