metformin


met·for·min

noun \met-ˈfr-mən\

Definition of METFORMIN

:  a drug C4C11N5 used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat type 2 diabetes

Origin of METFORMIN

methyl + -formin (as in phenformin, an earlier antidiabetic drug)
First Known Use: 1961

met·for·min

noun \met-ˈfr-mən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of METFORMIN

: an antidiabetic drug used in the form of its hydrochloride C4H11N5·HCl especially to treat type 2 diabetes in patients unresponsive to or intolerant of approved sulfonylurea drugs—see glucophage, glucovance

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