Synonyms

1. insulin

noun. ['ˈɪnsələn'] hormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas; regulates storage of glycogen in the liver and accelerates oxidation of sugar in cells.

Synonyms

  • Humulin
  • hypoglycemic agent
  • endocrine
  • Lente Iletin
  • recombinant human insulin
  • Lente Insulin
  • hypoglycaemic agent
  • internal secretion

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Example sentences of the word insulin


1. Adjective
In the case of diabetes, insulin injections may be necessary.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Draw back on the syringe slowly until the desired amount of insulin is in the syringe.

3. Verb, base form
Ask your assistant to help you by gently restraining your dog while you draw insulin into the syringe.

Quotes containing the word insulin


1. Hook 'em I know how to leave them satisfied and hungry for more ~with a carefully administered shot of insulin.
- Beryl Dov

2. insulin-dependent_diabetes_mellitus

noun. severe diabetes mellitus with an early onset; characterized by polyuria and excessive thirst and increased appetite and weight loss and episodic ketoacidosis; diet and insulin injections are required to control the disease.

Synonyms

  • autoimmune diabetes
  • ketoacidosis
  • growth-onset diabetes
  • ketosis-prone diabetes
  • juvenile-onset diabetes
  • ketoacidosis-prone diabetes
  • autoimmune disorder
  • type I diabetes
  • autoimmune disease
  • diabetic acidosis
  • diabetes mellitus
  • DM
  • IDDM

3. non-insulin-dependent_diabetes

noun. mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin.

Synonyms

  • non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
  • ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes mellitus
  • type II diabetes
  • adult-onset diabetes mellitus
  • NIDDM
  • ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes
  • maturity-onset diabetes mellitus
  • ketosis-resistant diabetes
  • diabetes mellitus
  • maturity-onset diabetes
  • DM
  • adult-onset diabetes
  • mature-onset diabetes

4. non-insulin-dependent_diabetes_mellitus

noun. mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin.

Synonyms

  • ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes mellitus
  • type II diabetes
  • adult-onset diabetes mellitus
  • NIDDM
  • ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes
  • maturity-onset diabetes mellitus
  • ketosis-resistant diabetes
  • non-insulin-dependent diabetes
  • diabetes mellitus
  • maturity-onset diabetes
  • DM
  • adult-onset diabetes
  • mature-onset diabetes
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