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- n. A potassium channel activator which causes local relaxation in smooth muscle by increasing membrane permeability to potassium ions, used as a vasodilator to treat hypertension and in diabetes to decrease the secretion of insulin.
- n. vasodilator (trade name Hyperstat) used to treat severe hypertension
“Agents such as diazoxide may prolong or deepen subsequent hypotension.”
“Diffuse KATP HI usually cannot be controlled with diazoxide medication.”
“Focal KATP HI usually cannot be controlled with diazoxide medication The treatment of focal KATP HI usually includes octreotide, continuous dextrose, and/or pancreatectomy.”
“However, these gene defects act in a dominant fashion and are usually responsive to medical treatment with diazoxide.”
“GDH-HI is typically well controlled with diazoxide.”
“Some patients respond to diazoxide while others may require additional treatment.”
“In some types of HI, diazoxide works well, in others it is ineffective.”
“Most children, who start on diazoxide and in whom it works very well, will be on it for many years.”
“This includes information such as when the low blood sugars started, the timing of the low blood sugar and whether the hypoglycemia responds to diazoxide.”
“Currently available treatments include dietary modification, diazoxide, and, in patients with resistant disease, the use of intravenous dextrose infusion or enteral feedings.”
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