HyperDic: insulin

English > 1 sense of the word insulin:
NOUNbodyinsulinhormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas
insulin > pronunciation
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English > insulin: 1 sense > noun 1, body
Meaninghormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas; regulates storage of glycogen in the liver and accelerates oxidation of sugar in cells.
NarrowerLente Insulin, Lente Iletintrade names for forms of insulin that are used to treat diabetes mellitus
recombinant human insulin, HumulinA form of insulin (trade name Humulin) made from recombinant DNA that is identical to human insulin
Broaderhormone, endocrine, internal secretionThe secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
hypoglycemic agent, hypoglycaemic agentAny of various agents that decrease the level of glucose in the blood and are used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus

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