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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.]

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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To the Editor: Metformin is believed to be the most widely used medication for diabetes as well as the first-line medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, especially in patients who are overweight.
LISBON -- People with type 2 diabetes who take metformin for many years are more likely to develop anemia than are those who do not, according to the results of a large analysis of data from an observational, population-based study with 20 years of follow-up.
Objective: To evaluate and compare feto-maternal outcomes and glycemic control in metformin versus insulin treated gestational diabetics.
LISBON -- People with type 2 diabetes who have taken metformin for many years are more likely to develop anemia than are those who do not, according to the results of a large analysis of data from an observational, population-based study with 20 years of follow-up.
Madam, Metformin is a biguanide oral hypoglycaemic agent approved as first line therapy for type 2 diabetes mellitus.
On Saturday, the duo said their candidate had significantly reduced levels of A1Ca key measure of blood glucosewhen jointly administered with Merck DPP-4 giant Januvia (sitagliptin) in the first-line setting and, separately, when added to metformin.
A committed group of scientists is seeking to validate metformin as the first-ever anti-aging medication.
Metformin has been used extensively as a first-line therapy for Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) [3] and is the most prescribed antidiabetic drug in the US.
United States-based Elcelyx Therapeutics has met the primary endpoint in its Phase 2b doseranging study of Metformin DR in type 2 diabetes, it was reported on Friday.
A / PATIENTS AT HIGHEST RISK for progression to diabetes benefit from metformin.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers found that adding increasing doses of an approved Type 2 diabetes drug, metformin, to a chemotherapy and radiation treatment regimen in head and neck cancer patients is not well tolerated if escalated too quickly, but allowing slower escalation could be beneficial.