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miglitol

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noun mig·li·tol \ˈmi-glə-ˌtȯl\

Medical Definition of miglitol

  1. :  an antidiabetic drug C8H17NO5 that is taken orally as a tablet in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and acts to slow the absorption of glucose in the small intestine by inhibiting enzymes that break down complex carbohydrates Miglitol is marketed under the trademark Glyset.


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