Medical Dictionary: C-peptide

C-peptide: A molecule produced by the creation of insulin
Introduction: C-peptide is a by-product of insulin creation (in the pancreas, which breaks off at the third link from a precursor larger molecule called "proinsulin" to create insulin. Thus, the levels of C-peptide as by-product are a good indicator of how much insulin is being produced.
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