[ tol-byoo-tuh-mahyd ]
/ tɒlˈbyu təˌmaɪd /
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a white crystalline substance, C12H18N2O3S, used to augment insulin secretion in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
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British Dictionary definitions for tolbutamide
/ (tɒlˈbjuːtəˌmaɪd) /
a synthetic crystalline compound administered orally in the treatment of diabetes to lower blood glucose concentrations. Formula: C 12 H 18 N 2 O 3 S
Word Origin for tolbutamide
C20: from tol (uyl) + but (yric acid) + amide
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Medical definitions for tolbutamide
[ tŏl-byōō′tə-mīd′ ]
An orally active hypoglycemic agent used in the treatment of adult-onset diabetes mellitus.
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