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GLOSSARY & ABBREVIATIONS

GIP

Gastric inhibitory polypeptide

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Gastric inhibitory polypeptide (also known as glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide, GIP) is a member of the secretin family of hormones. GIP is a stimulator of insulin secretion and a an inhibitor of gastric acid secretion. It is also an essential regulator of insulin secretion and glucose homeostasis.

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