[ mig-li-tuh-nahyd ]

  1. any medication in a class used to treat type 2 diabetes by working in the pancreas to sequentially block certain potassium channels, create an influx of calcium, and induce insulin secretion: meglitinides, which are usually taken in tablet form, include mitiglinide, nateglinide, and repaglinide.

Origin of meglitinide

First recorded in 1995–2000
  • Also called glin·ide [glin-ahyd] /ˈglɪn aɪd/ .

Words Nearby meglitinide Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024