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metformin

Noun1.metformin - an antidiabetic drug (trade name Glucophage) prescribed to treat type II diabetes
Synonyms: Glucophage
Pronunciation: (met-FOR-min)

an oral medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes. It lowers blood glucose by reducing the amount of glucose produced by the liver and helping the body respond better to the insulin made in the pancreas. Belongs to the class of medicines called biguanides. (Brand names: Glucophage, Glucophage XR; an ingredient in Glucovance.)

antidiabetic, antidiabetic drug, brand, brand name, Glucophage, marque, trade name
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