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insulin US English

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of Langerhans that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood. The lack of insulin causes a form of diabetes

insulin shock US English

An acute physiological condition resulting from excess insulin in the blood, involving low blood sugar, weakness, convulsions, and potentially coma

insulin-dependent US English

Relating to or denoting a type of diabetes which is characterized by low or absent production of insulin and typically develops in childhood or youth

insulin resistance US English

Impaired response to insulin resulting in elevated levels of glucose in the blood, originally described in diabetics receiving exogenous insulin and later recognized as a key component of type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome.

non-insulin-dependent US English

Relating to or denoting a type of diabetes in which there is some insulin secretion. Such diabetes typically develops in adulthood and can frequently be managed by diet and hypoglycemic agents

proinsulin US English

A substance produced by the pancreas that is converted to insulin

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