C-peptide

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C-peptide

[¦sē ′pep‚tīd]
(biochemistry)
A metabolically inactive polypeptide chain that is a by-product of normal insulin production by the beta cells in the pancreas.
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While knowing the pathogenesis of the hyperglcemia is important, checking insulin C-peptide remains not always helpful and cost-effective.
Ten months later, she was free of hypoglycemic symptoms, with normal plasma insulin C-peptide and significantly decreased proinsulin levels.