meglitinide

[ mig-li-tuh-nahyd ]

nounPharmacology.
  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

1
First recorded in 1995–2000
  • Also called glin·ide [glin-ahyd] /ˈglɪn aɪd/ .

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