- a white crystalline substance, C12H18N2O3S, used to augment insulin secretion in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
Origin of tolbutamide
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- 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
- An orally active hypoglycemic agent used in the treatment of adult-onset diabetes mellitus.
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