metformin

[met-fawr-min]
noun Pharmacology.
an oral drug, C 4 H 11 N 5 , used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, often in combination with repaglinide.
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metformin

noun
an antidiabetic drug (trade name Glucophage) prescribed to treat type II diabetes 
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The study also found that a commonly used diabetes drug, metformin, could help lower the risk of the disease in pre-diabetics.
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