Hypoglycemia, Gluconeogenesis and the Brain
The purpose of this chapter is to review the role which gluconeo- genesis plays in the response to insulin-induced hypoglycemia and to assess the influence of the brain in driving that response. The chapter is divided into three parts: the response of gluconeogenesis to hypoglycemia; the role of the brain in driving hormone secretion, and as a result gluconeogenesis, during hypoglycemia; and the role of the brain in stimulating gluconeogenesis directly during glucodeprivation.
KeywordsVertebral Artery Glucose Production Insulin Infusion Counterregulatory Hormone Autoregulatory Response
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