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Descriptor English: Glycemic Index
Descriptor Spanish: Índice Glucémico
Descriptor índice glucémico
Entry term(s) índice glicémico
Scope note: Sistema numérico utilizado para medir la tasa de aumento de la GLUCEMIA por un determinado alimento en comparación con un producto de referencia, que suele ser glucosa = 100. Los alimentos con cifras más altas de índices glicémicos producen mayores oscilaciones en las concentraciones de azúcar en sangre.
Descriptor Portuguese: Índice Glicêmico
Descriptor French: Indice glycémique
Entry term(s): Glycemic Index Number
Glycemic Index Numbers
Glycemic Indices
Tree number(s): G07.203.650.660.500
J01.576.423.850.730.750.500
N06.850.601.750.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D038321
Scope note: A numerical system of measuring the rate of BLOOD GLUCOSE generation from a particular food item as compared to a reference item, such as glucose = 100. Foods with higher glycemic index numbers create greater blood sugar swings.
Annotation: GLYCEMIC LOAD is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
EH ethnology
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Previous Indexing: Blood Glucose (1981-2002)
Dietary Carbohydrates (1981-2002)
Public MeSH Note: 2003
History Note: 2003
Related: Blood Glucose MeSH
DeCS ID: 37656
Unique ID: D038321
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Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/03
Revision Date: 2015/06/29
Glycemic Index - Preferred
Concept UI M0415929
Scope note A numerical system of measuring the rate of BLOOD GLUCOSE generation from a particular food item as compared to a reference item, such as glucose = 100. Foods with higher glycemic index numbers create greater blood sugar swings.
Preferred term Glycemic Index
Entry term(s) Glycemic Index Number
Glycemic Index Numbers
Glycemic Indices



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