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

  • noun A sulfonylurea drug, C21H27N5O4S, used to treat non-insulin-dependent diabetes.

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  • noun A sulfonylurea antidiabetic drug.

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  • noun an oral antidiabetic drug (trade name Glucotrol) that stimulates the release of insulin from the pancreas

Etymologies

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

[gli-, pref. for drugs used to control hyperglycemia; see glimepiride + alteration of py(ra)z(ine) + (am)ide.]

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