saxagliptin

noun
sax·​a·​glip·​tin | \ ˌsak-sə-ˈglip-tən How to pronounce saxagliptin (audio) \

Medical Definition of saxagliptin

: a hypoglycemic drug taken orally in the form of its hydrate C18H25N3O2·H2O in the treatment of type 2 diabetes

Note: Saxagliptin acts by inhibiting the degradation of incretins, which results in increased secretion of insulin by the pancreas. It is marketed under the trademark Onglyza and when used in combination with metformin, under the trademark Kombiglyze.

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“Saxagliptin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/saxagliptin. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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