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insulin resistance

insulin resistance in Medicine

insulin resistance n.
A state of diminished effectiveness of insulin in lowering the levels of blood sugar, usually resulting from insulin binding by antibodies, and associated with such conditions as obesity, ketoacidosis, and infection.

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