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Banting

[ ban-ting ]
/ ˈbæn tɪŋ /
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noun
Sir Frederick Grant, 1891–1941, Canadian physician: one of the discoverers of insulin; Nobel Prize 1923.
(often lowercase) Bantingism.
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British Dictionary definitions for Banting (1 of 2)

banting
/ (ˈbæntɪŋ) /

noun
obsolete slimming by avoiding eating sugar, starch, and fat

Word Origin for banting

C19: named after William Banting (1797–1878), London undertaker who popularized this diet

British Dictionary definitions for Banting (2 of 2)

Banting
/ (ˈbæntɪŋ) /

noun
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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Medical definitions for Banting

Banting
[ băntĭng ]
Sir Frederick Grant 1891-1941

Canadian physiologist. He shared a 1923 Nobel Prize for the discovery and successful clinical application of insulin.
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Scientific definitions for Banting

Banting
[ băntĭng ]
Sir Frederick Grant 1891-1941

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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