Sinonimi: animal starch
ETYM Greek, sweet + -gen: cf. French glycogčne.
The form in which carbohydrate are stored; SYN. animal starch.
Polymer (a polysaccharide) of the sugar glucose made and retained in the liver as a carbohydrate store, for which reason it is sometimes called animal starch. It is a source of energy when needed by muscles, where it is converted back into glucose by the hormone insulin and metabolized.
Form of carbohydrate stored in body, found especially in liver.
Skrobu slična, bezbojna, bezukusna i bezmirisna supstanca u životinjskom telu, naročito u mišićima i jetri, važna rezervna materija životinjskog tela, postaje iz suviška grožđanog šećera u krvi. (grč.)