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glucagon (n.)

1923, from gluco- + Greek agon, present participle of agein "push forward, put in motion; stir up; excite, urge," from PIE root *ag- "to drive, draw out or forth, move."

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Definitions of glucagon from WordNet

glucagon (n.)
a hormone secreted by the pancreas; stimulates increases in blood sugar levels in the blood (thus opposing the action of insulin);
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