sulfonylurea

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noun sul·fo·nyl·urea \ˌsəl-fə-ˌnil-ˈyu̇r-ē-ə\

Definition of sulfonylurea

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

Origin and Etymology of sulfonylurea

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary sulfonyl + New Latin urea


First Known Use: 1956


Medical Dictionary

sulfonylurea

noun sul·fo·nyl·urea
variants: or chiefly British

sulphonylurea

\ˌsəl-fə-ˌnil-ˈ(y)u̇r-ē-ə\play

Medical Definition of sulfonylurea

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


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