Normal Glucose Homeostasis

  • Mazen Alsahli
  • Muhammad Z. Shrayyef
  • John E. GerichEmail author
Reference work entry


This chapter discusses normal glucose physiology. It reviews the regulation of glucose production and utilization by complex mechanisms that are influenced by the nervous system, several hormones, and substrates all tightly linked so as to maintain optimal glucose homeostasis.


Glucagon Gluconeogenesis Glucose homeostasis Glucose metabolism Glucose physiology Glycogenolysis Insulin Normal glucose Postabsorptive state Postprandial state 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mazen Alsahli
    • 1
    • 4
  • Muhammad Z. Shrayyef
    • 2
  • John E. Gerich
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Southlake Regional Health CenterNewmarketCanada
  2. 2.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of MedicineUniversity of Rochester School of MedicineRochesterUSA
  4. 4.Department of MedicineUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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