isophane insulin

noun

Medical Definition of isophane insulin

: a crystalline suspension of insulin, protamine, and zinc in a buffered aqueous solution that is used for injection and has a slow onset and long duration of action

called also insulin isophane, isophane, NPH insulin

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“Isophane insulin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/isophane%20insulin. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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