hyperinsulinism

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noun hy·per·in·su·lin·ism \ˌhī-pər-ˈin(t)-s(ə-)lə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of hyperinsulinism

  1. :  the presence of excess insulin in the body resulting in hypoglycemia

Origin and Etymology of hyperinsulinism

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1924


Medical Dictionary

hyperinsulinism

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noun hy·per·in·su·lin·ism \ˌhī-pə-ˈrin(t)-s(ə-)lə-ˌniz-əm\

Medical Definition of hyperinsulinism

  1. :  the presence of excess insulin in the body resulting in hypoglycemia


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