antidiabetic drug

a drug used to treat diabetes mellitus
Syn: ↑antidiabetic
Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑medicinal drug

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • oral antidiabetic drug — see oral hypoglycaemic drug …   Medical dictionary

  • oral antidiabetic drug — oral hypoglycaemic drug …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • antidiabetic — noun a drug used to treat diabetes mellitus • Syn: ↑antidiabetic drug • Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑medicinal drug • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • antidiabetic — Counteracting diabetes; denoting an agent that lowers blood sugar ( e.g., tolbutamide, insulin). * * * an·ti·di·a·bet·ic .dī ə bet ik n an antidiabetic drug antidiabetic adj tending to relieve diabetes <antidiabetic drugs> * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • drug — drug1 /drug/, n., v., drugged, drugging. n. 1. Pharm. a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well being. 2. (in federal law) a. any substance… …   Universalium

  • Drug — /droog/, n. Zoroastrianism. the cosmic principle of disorder and falsehood. Cf. Asha. [ < Avestan drauga] * * * I Any chemical agent that affects the function of living things. Some, including antibiotics, stimulants, tranquilizers,… …   Universalium

  • antidiabetic drugs — drugs used to control diabetes mellitus. Type 1 diabetes is treated with the wide range of formulations of insulin. Type 2 diabetes is treated mainly with oral hypoglycaemic drug but in some cases insulin may be required …   Medical dictionary

  • medicinal drug — noun (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease • Syn: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament • Derivationally related forms: ↑medicate (for: ↑medication), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • oral hypoglycaemic drug — oral antidiabetic drug one of the group of drugs that reduce the level of glucose in the blood and are taken by mouth for the treatment of noninsulin dependent (type 2) diabetes mellitus. They include the sulphonylurea group (e.g. chlorpropamide …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Anti-diabetic drug — Anti diabetic drugs treat diabetes mellitus by lowering glucose levels in the blood. With the exceptions of insulin, exenatide, and pramlintide, all are administered orally and are thus also called oral hypoglycemic agents or oral… …   Wikipedia

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