miglitol

noun
mig·​li·​tol | \ ˈmi-glə-ˌtȯl How to pronounce miglitol (audio) \

Medical Definition of miglitol

: 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

Note: Miglitol is marketed under the trademark Glyset.

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“Miglitol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/miglitol. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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