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Glucose

A primary source of energy for living organisms. It is naturally occurring and is found in fruits and other parts of plants in its free state. It is used therapeutically in fluid and nutrient replacement. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
42238
Concept ID:
C0017725
Biologically Active Substance; Organic Chemical; Pharmacologic Substance
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Caffeine

A methylxanthine alkaloid found in the seeds, nuts, or leaves of a number of plants native to South America and East Asia that is structurally related to adenosine and acts primarily as an adenosine receptor antagonist with psychotropic and anti-inflammatory activities. Upon ingestion, caffeine binds to adenosine receptors in the central nervous system (CNS), which inhibits adenosine binding. This inhibits the adenosine-mediated downregulation of CNS activity; thus, stimulating the activity of the medullary, vagal, vasomotor, and respiratory centers in the brain. This agent also promotes neurotransmitter release that further stimulates the CNS. The anti-inflammatory effects of caffeine are due the nonselective competitive inhibition of phosphodiesterases (PDEs). Inhibition of PDEs raises the intracellular concentration of cyclic AMP (cAMP), activates protein kinase A, and inhibits leukotriene synthesis, which leads to reduced inflammation and innate immunity. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
2403
Concept ID:
C0006644
Organic Chemical; Pharmacologic Substance
3.

Impairment

MedGen UID:
151925
Concept ID:
C0684336
Pathologic Function
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Insulin Antagonists

Compounds which inhibit or antagonize the biosynthesis or action of insulin. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
9494
Concept ID:
C0021643
Pharmacologic Substance
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