I came across this term in my readings but I do not understand how this works. Can someone direct me to some reference as to what this "hepatic" glucose production is all about?

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    $\begingroup$ Hepatic refers to the liver, which is the predominant location of gluconeogenesis. $\endgroup$ – canadianer Apr 11 '15 at 7:39
  • $\begingroup$ Silly me, I mixed hepatic with haptic (as in haptic feedback) and got totally confused $\endgroup$ – Carlos - the Mongoose - Danger Apr 11 '15 at 14:49

"Hepatic glucose production" is the gluconeogenesis process (the opposite of the gycolysis process), that is the formation of glucose primarily from lactate and amino acids. This process takes place in the liver's cells and it is regulated by hormones (insulin and glucagon). Look here and here for a better explanation!


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