MeSH Descriptor
Source: MeSH 2021 deskriptory
Main Heading
inzuliny
English Heading
Insulins
See
insuliny
inzulíny
Preferred Concept
Scope Note
Peptide hormones that cause an increase in the absorption of GLUCOSE by cells within organs such as LIVER; MUSCLE and ADIPOSE TISSUE. During normal metabolism insulins are produced by the PANCREATIC BETA CELLS in response to increased GLUCOSE. Natural and chemically-modified forms of insulin are also used in the treatment of GLUCOSE METABOLISM DISORDERS such as DIABETES MELLITUS.
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specifics
History note
2012
Public Note
2012
Record number
D061385
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