sulfonylurea

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

Definition of sulfonylurea

: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


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sulfonylurea

noun sul·fo·nyl·urea
variants: or chiefly British sulphonylurea play \ˌsəl-fə-ˌnil-ˈ(y)u̇r-ē-ə\

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

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