[hahy-per-in-suh-li-niz-uh m, -ins-yuh-]
- excessive insulin in the blood, resulting in hypoglycemia.
Origin of hyperinsulinism
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- pathol an excessive amount of insulin in the blood, producing hypoglycaemia, caused by oversecretion of insulin by the pancreas or overdosage of insulin in treating diabetesSee insulin reaction
- A condition marked by excessive secretion of insulin by the islets of Langerhans, resulting in hypoglycemia; the symptoms are similar to those of insulin shock, though more chronic in character.