American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An oral antidiabetic agent, C4H11N5, that decreases glucose production by the liver and lowers plasma glucose levels.
- n. A popular oral drug for the treatment of diabetes, having the chemical formula C4H11N5
- n. an antidiabetic drug (trade name Glucophage) prescribed to treat type II diabetes
- Probably met(hyl) + form(ic acid) + -in. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“(n = 141) along with open-label metformin (initiated at 850 mg/d; uptitrated to 1700 mg/d thereafter).”
“Another group got information on healthy food and exercise and took a diabetes pill, called metformin, twice a day.”
“The prevention of diabetes remains a critical public health priority, but for now we should steer away from these two drugs and use effective lifestyle interventions," or another drug called metformin,”
“I am on metformin, which is a remarkably effective, safe, and noncontroversial drug — also dirt cheap.”
“The study found that women generally preferred being treated with metformin, which is given as a pill, over insulin, which is delivered as a shot.”
“A medication called metformin appears to be the best treatment of choice—both during pregnancy and lactation.”
“The Whitehouse Station, N.J., pharmaceutical maker also won FDA approval for Januvia to be used as initial therapy along with a popular diabetes drug called metformin, as an add-on for patients who have tried a type of drug called a sulfonylurea, and as an add-on to a combination of both a sulfonylurea and metformin.”
“Another combo pill, Janumet, which includes Januvia and a widely used generic diabetes drug called metformin, brings Merck nearly $1 billion a year.”
“It contains two Bristol diabetes treatments, saxagliptin, sold under the brand name Onglyza, and an older, cheap generic drug called metformin, which Bristol still sells as brand-name Glucophage.”
“It offers Publix Pharmacy customers the free generic immediate-release metformin, which is the generic form of the drug Glucophage.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘metformin’.
All the scientific words found in the official EU nomenclature. For the screening I used Vocabgrabber of the Visual Thesaurus.
includes words of the "Prodcom list"
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