insulin zinc suspension

noun

Medical Definition of insulin zinc suspension

: a suspension of insulin for injection in a buffered solution that contains a salt of zinc (as zinc chloride), has a slow onset and intermediate to long duration of action, and in which the insulin is crystalline and amorphous in the approximate ratio of 7:3 or is predominantly crystalline — see lente, ultralente

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“Insulin zinc suspension.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/insulin%20zinc%20suspension. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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