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met·for·min

 (mĕt-fôr′mĭn)
n.
An oral hypoglycemic drug, C4H11N5, usually used in its hydrochloride form, that decreases glucose production by the liver and increases peripheral glucose uptake, used to treat type 2 diabetes.

[Probably met(hyl) + form(ic acid) + -in.]
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metformin

(mɛtˈfɔːmɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) a drug, C4H11N5, used to treat type 2 diabetes
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Noun1.metformin - an antidiabetic drug (trade name Glucophage) prescribed to treat type II diabetes
antidiabetic, antidiabetic drug - a drug used to treat diabetes mellitus
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metformin

n metformina
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