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Diazoxide vs. Diabetes

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Diazoxidenoun

(pharmaceutical drug) A potassium channel activator which causes local relaxation in smooth muscle by increasing membrane permeability to potassium ions, used as a vasodilator to treat hypertension and in diabetes to decrease the secretion of insulin.

Diabetesnoun

A group of metabolic diseases whereby a person (or other animal) has high blood sugar due to an inability to produce, or inability to metabolize, sufficient quantities of the hormone insulin.

Diazoxidenoun

vasodilator (trade name Hyperstat) used to treat severe hypertension

Diabetesnoun

Diabetes insipidus, a condition characterized by excessive thirst and excretion of large amounts of severely diluted urine.

Diazoxide

Diazoxide, sold under the brand name Proglycem and Balila (India), is a medication used to treat low blood sugar due to a number of specific causes. This includes islet cell tumors that cannot be removed and leucine sensitivity.

Diabetesnoun

Any food or beverage with a high amount of sugar.

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Diabetesnoun

Any of several diseases which is attended with a persistent, excessive discharge of urine; when used without qualification, the term usually refers to diabetes mellitus. The most common form is diabetes mellitus, in which the urine is not only increased in quantity, but contains saccharine matter, and the condition if untreated is generally fatal.

Diabetesnoun

any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst

Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly known as just diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by a high blood sugar level over a prolonged period of time. Symptoms often include frequent urination, increased thirst and increased appetite.

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