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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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Summary: Washington DC [USA], Apr 17 (ANI): A new study claims that 'metformin', a commonly used diabetes drug, has the potential to reduce the risk of heart diseases in non-diabetic patients.
KEYWORDS: Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus, Metformin, Glycemic Response, Body Mass Index, GIT Intolerance.
Metformin is a common drug in the fight against type 2 diabetes.
One such pharmacologic maneuver that gained popularity lately is add-on use of metformin, a biguanide oral hypoglycemic agent, which is also used in polycystic ovary disease.
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Objective: To compare the mean birth weight of neonates born to women having gestational diabetes treated with oral metformin versus insulin.
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