sulfonylurea


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sul·fo·nyl·u·re·a

 (sŭl′fə-nĭl-yo͝o-rē′ə)
n.
Any of a group of hypoglycemic drugs, such as glyburide, that act on the beta cells of the pancreas to increase the secretion of insulin and are used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sulfonylurea - antidiabetic consisting of any of several drugs that reduce the level of glucose in the blood; used to treat diabetes mellitus
antidiabetic, antidiabetic drug - a drug used to treat diabetes mellitus
tolazamide, Tolinase - a drug (trade name Tolinase) used in treating stable adult-onset diabetes mellitus
Orinase, tolbutamide - sulfonylurea; an oral antidiabetic drug (trade name Orinase) used in the treatment of adult-onset diabetes mellitus
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sulfonylurea

n sulfonilurea
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Consider a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor before a sulfonylurea for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who require therapy in addition to metformin.
MEPs objected, by 430 votes to 188, with 33 abstentions, to a European Commission implementing decision in which it proposed to authorise the import, distribution and retailing in the EU of cut flowers of the genetically modified (GM) carnation SHD-27531-4, which is resistant to sulfonylurea herbicide, for ornamental use.
Patients with type 2 diabetes treated with metformin as a monotherapy are at a decreased risk for cardiovascular mortality, compared with those on sulfonylurea monotherapy, according to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Police said, on a tip-off, police raided Sulfonylurea factory located at Chowk Azam and arrested the owner and four others.
5 million subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus, respectively, treatment with a sulfonylurea was found to significantly increase all-cause mortality and cardiovascular-related mortality, when compared with no active treatment or placebo and with other antidiabetic drugs.
As one of the earliest oral antidiabetic drugs, sulfonylurea is common to patients with insulin hyposecretion.
There seem to be hardly any justification for using sulfonylurea monotherapy today.
But it was not until the late 1950s that Upjohn received FDA approval and brought a first-generation sulfonylurea to market.
Writing in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, Craig Currie and colleagues report that treatment with metformin improved survival in diabetics in comparison with those treated with sulfonylurea drugs, as well as in comparison with untreated nondiabetics.
Sulfonylurea therapy was started by 3,570 patients (23 percent), 948 patients (6.
Photosensitivity is one of the neglected side effects of sulfonylureas and here we present a rare case of sulfonylurea induced photosensitivity.