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[tol-byoo-tuh-mahyd] /tɒlˈbyu təˌmaɪd/
noun, Pharmacology
a white crystalline substance, C 12 H 18 N 2 O 3 S, used to augment insulin secretion in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
1955-60; tol(u) + but(yl) + amide Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for tolbutamide


a synthetic crystalline compound administered orally in the treatment of diabetes to lower blood glucose concentrations. Formula: C12H18N2O3S
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C20: from tol(uyl) + but(yric acid) + amide
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tolbutamide in Medicine

tolbutamide tol·bu·ta·mide (tŏl-byōō'tə-mīd')
An orally active hypoglycemic agent used in the treatment of adult-onset diabetes mellitus.

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Encyclopedia Article for tolbutamide

drug used in the treatment of type II (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. Tolbutamide stimulates the release of insulin from the pancreas, thereby reducing the concentration of glucose in the blood

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