Definitions

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

  • n. 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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  • n. An antidiabetic drug that inhibits alpha glucosidase.

Etymologies

a-1 + carb(o)- + -ose2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
a- + carb + -ose (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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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  • Since acarbose and other alpha-glucosidase inhibitors prevents starch and other sugars from being broken down into monosaccharides that can be absorbed by the body, patients taking these medications should consume monosaccharide-containing foods such as glucose tablets, honey, or juice to reverse hypoglycemia.

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  • Starch is quickly digested to glucose (unless the person is taking acarbose), but adding fat or protein retards digestion.

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