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Administration of Glucagon to Reverse Hypoglycemia

Purpose:

To treat a diabetic with impaired conssciousness due to hypoglycemia with parenteral glucagon.

Specialty:

Endocrinology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

administration, disease progression

ICD-10:

E16.2

Description:

Glucagon is a polypeptide hormone normally produced by the alpha cells of the pancreas. Parenteral administration results in release of glucose by the breakdown of glycogen and inhibition of its formation, primarily in the liver. It can be helpful for the rapid reversal of coma due to severe hypoglycemia.

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