sulfonylurea


sul·fo·nyl·urea

noun \ˌsəl-fə-ˌnil-ˈyr-ē-ə\

Definition of SULFONYLUREA

:  any of several hypoglycemic compounds related to the sulfonamides and used in the oral treatment of diabetes

Origin of SULFONYLUREA

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary sulfonyl + New Latin urea
First Known Use: 1956

sul·fo·nyl·urea

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SULFONYLUREA

: any of several hypoglycemic compounds (as glipizide and tolbutamide) related to the sulfonamides and used in the oral treatment of type 2 diabetes

Variants of SULFONYLUREA

sul·fo·nyl·urea or chiefly British sul·pho·nyl·urea \ˌsəl-fə-ˌnil-ˈ(y)r-ē-ə\

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