insulin shock

noun

Definition of insulin shock

: severe hypoglycemia that is associated with the presence of excessive insulin in the system and that if left untreated may result in convulsions and progressive development of coma

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insulin shock

noun

medical Definition of insulin shock

: severe hypoglycemia that is associated with the presence of excessive insulin in the system and that if left untreated may result in convulsions and progressive development of coma

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