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insulin shock

noun, Pathology
1.
a state of collapse caused by a decrease in blood sugar resulting from the administration of excessive insulin.
Also called insulin reaction.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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British Dictionary definitions for insulin reaction

insulin reaction

noun
1.
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 See also hyperinsulinism
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insulin reaction in Medicine

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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