insulin reaction

insulin shock

noun Pathology.
a state of collapse caused by a decrease in blood sugar resulting from the administration of excessive insulin.
Also called insulin reaction.


Origin:
1920–25

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insulin reaction or insulin shock
 
n
See also hyperinsulinism the condition in a diabetic resulting from an overdose of insulin, causing a sharp drop in the blood sugar level with tremor, profuse sweating, and convulsions
 
insulin shock or insulin shock
 
n

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insulin shock n.
Acute hypoglycemia usually resulting from an overdose of insulin and characterized by sweating, trembling, dizziness, and, if left untreated, convulsions and coma.

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