[ met-fawr-min ]
/ mɛtˈfɔr mɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

an oral drug, C4H11N5, used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, often in combination with repaglinide. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for metformin

[ mĕt-fôrmĭn ]


An oral antidiabetic agent that decreases glucose production by the liver and lowers plasma glucose levels.
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