meglitinide

[ mig-li-tuh-nahyd ]
/ mɪgˈlɪ təˌnaɪd /

noun Pharmacology.

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.

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Origin of meglitinide

First recorded in 1995–2000

Words nearby meglitinide

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