hyperinsulinism

hyperinsulinism

[hahy-per-in-suh-li-niz-uhm, -ins-yuh-]
noun Pathology.
excessive insulin in the blood, resulting in hypoglycemia.

Origin:
1920–25; hyper- + insulin + -ism

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hyperinsulinism (ˌhaɪpərˈɪnsjʊlɪˌnɪzəm)
 
n
pathol See insulin reaction an excessive amount of insulin in the blood, producing hypoglycaemia, caused by oversecretion of insulin by the pancreas or overdosage of insulin in treating diabetes

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hyperinsulinism hy·per·in·su·lin·ism (hī'pər-ĭn'sə-lə-nĭz'əm)
n.
A condition marked by excessive secretion of insulin by the islets of Langerhans, resulting in hypoglycemia; the symptoms are similar to those of insulin shock, though more chronic in character.

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