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Glycogen

Definition(s)

Large branched polysaccharide consisting of glucose residues; the major carbohydrate reserve of animals, stored primarily in liver and muscle, synthesized and degraded for energy as demanded.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: April 17, 2014