Sir Frederick Grant, 1891–1941, Canadian physician: one of the discoverers of insulin; Nobel Prize 1923.
(often lowercase) Bantingism.
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How to use Banting in a sentence
You learn about Banting — the doctor who invented insulin — selling the patent for one dollar so everybody could get it, changing forever the life of people with diabetes.How to Fix the Hot Mess of U.S. Healthcare (Ep. 456) | Stephen J. Dubner | April 1, 2021 | Freakonomics
Musakung ang tulawug ug palabihan ug Banting, The spring pole will get a curve in it if you weigh it down too much.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan | John U. Wolff
I'd Banting you, and fit you to run without puffing, and get on without four or five meals a day.Jo's Boys | Louisa May Alcott
And by all means let him consult a qualified physician if he fears either that he is overdoing or underdoing his Banting.One Third Off | Irvin S. Cobb
Among the best known obesity cures may be mentioned those formulated by Banting, Oertel and Ebstein.Dietetics for Nurses | Fairfax T. Proudfit
The following methods recommended by Banting, Oertel, and Ebstein are included here.Dietetics for Nurses | Fairfax T. Proudfit
British Dictionary definitions for banting (1 of 2)
obsolete slimming by avoiding eating sugar, starch, and fat
British Dictionary definitions for Banting (2 of 2)
Sir Frederick Grant . 1891–1941, Canadian physiologist: discovered the insulin treatment for diabetes with Best and Macleod (1922) and shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine with Macleod (1923)
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Scientific definitions for Banting
Canadian physician who with the Scottish physiologist John Macleod won a 1923 Nobel Prize for the discovery of the hormone insulin. Banting and his assistant Charles Best experimented on diabetic dogs, demonstrating that insulin lowered their blood sugar. Insulin was tested and proven effective on humans within months of the first experiments with dogs. In acknowledgment of Best's work, Banting gave him a share of his portion of the Nobel Prize.
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