Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A drug for use in the management of non-insulin-dependent diabetes that reduces plasma glucose by slowing the absorption of starches and sugars from the intestine.

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  • noun An antidiabetic drug that inhibits alpha glucosidase.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[a– + carb(o)– + –ose.]

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a- + carb + -ose

Examples

  • While orlistat inhibits the absorption of fat, acarbose inhibits an enzyme in the metabolism of carbohydrates—meaning that it blocks carbohydrates from breaking down in the gut and being absorbed by your body.

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  • While orlistat inhibits the absorption of fat, acarbose inhibits an enzyme in the metabolism of carbohydrates—meaning that it blocks carbohydrates from breaking down in the gut and being absorbed by your body.

    You: On a Diet

  • In fact, three of the newer medicines — acarbose and miglitol (both alpha-glucosidase inhibitors) and nateglinide (a meglitinide) — actually decrease HbA1c less than some of the older drugs.

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  • In fact, three of the newer medicines—acarbose and miglitol (both alpha-glucosidase inhibitors) and nateglinide (a meglitinide)—actually decrease HbA1c less than some of the older drugs.

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  • While orlistat inhibits the absorption of fat, acarbose inhibits an enzyme in the metabolism of carbohydrates—meaning that it blocks carbohydrates from breaking down in the gut and being absorbed by your body.

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  • My endocrine specialists wanted me to try the drug acarbose for what I thought was unrelated insulin resistance and low blood-sugar episodes.

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  • One situation where starch may be less effective than glucose or sucrose is when a person is taking acarbose.

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