Sulfonylurea

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sulfonylurea sul·fo·nyl·u·re·a (sŭl'fə-nĭl-yu-rē'ə)
n.
Any of a group of hypoglycemic drugs, such as tolbutamide, that act on the beta cells of the pancreas to increase the secretion of insulin.

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