insulin resistance

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insulin resistance

noun

Definition of INSULIN RESISTANCE

:  reduced sensitivity to insulin by the body's insulin-dependent processes (as glucose uptake and lipolysis) that is typical of type 2 diabetes but often occurs in the absence of diabetes

First Known Use of INSULIN RESISTANCE

1965

insulin resistance

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INSULIN RESISTANCE

: reduced sensitivity to insulin by the body's insulin-dependent processes (as glucose uptake, lipolysis, and inhibition of glucose production by the liver) that results in lowered activity of these processes or an increase in insulin production or both and that is typical of type 2 diabetes but often occurs in the absence of diabetes

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