The effect of atropine on the insulin release caused by oral and intravenous glucose in human subjects.

Journal Article (Academic Article)

Oral and intravenous glucose tolerance tests were performed on normal fasting subjects, with and without atropine. Insulin release after oral glucose was significantly diminished by atropine, and this effect could not be ascribed to the drug delaying glucose absorption. However, insulin release brought about by intravenous glucose was not altered by atropine. Possible interpretations of these results are discussed.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Henderson, JR; Jefferys, DB; Jones, RH; Stanley, D

Published Date

  • December 1, 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 83 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 772 - 780

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0001-5598

Conference Location

  • denmark