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Synonyms for hypoglycemia

abnormally low blood sugar usually resulting from excessive insulin or a poor diet

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Olive leaf extract as a hypoglycemic agent in both human diabetic subjects and in rats.
These studies indicate that aloe gel has a beneficial effect on the liver, as a hypoglycemic agent, and in cardiovascular disease by reducing oxidative stress (graph.
Unlike GCK MODY, transcription factor MODY is characterized by hyperglycemia that progressively worsens and often requires treatment with oral hypoglycemic agents or insulin.
The drug was prescribed either as a monotherapy or in combination with other oral hypoglycemic agents or insulin.
It postulated that "some elusive unique feature of diabetes that promotes its cardiovascular sequelae must be sought out and the means to correct it found" and further suggested that "a number of pathogenetic possibilities deserve further attention, including a possible contribution of hyperinsulinemia resulting from peripheral insulin resistance, possible adverse effects of oral hypoglycemic agents, and the influence of diabetic cardiomyopathy.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether use of oral hypoglycemic agents is associated with an altered breast cancer risk in women.
Currently, there are six major classes of oral hypoglycemic agents available in the United States: agents that stimulate insulin secretion (sulfonylureas and rapid-acting secretagogues); reduce hepatic glucose production (biguanides); delay digestion and absorption of intestinal carbohydrates ([alpha]-glucosidase inhibitors); improve insulin action (thiazolidin-ediones [TZDs]); or inhibit glucagon release (dipeptidyl-peptidase 4 [DPP-4] inhibitors).
Gingko and garlic have increased the risk of bleeding with anticoagulants, while garlic has increased the hepatotoxicity of paracetamol and enhanced the effect of oral hypoglycemic agents.
The procedure maintained its effect through 3 years of follow-up, during which the patients significantly lowered their use of oral hypoglycemic agents and insulin.
They focus on providing an comprehensive scientific basis as they cover drug absorption and distribution, drug elimination, pharmacokinetics, drug action and interaction, variability in response, intravenous and inhaled anesthetic agents, local anesthetics, drugs that act on the neuromuscular junction, analgesics, pre-medication and anti-emetic drugs, the effects of drugs on the autonomic nervous system, antihypertensives, antiarrhythmic and antianginal drugs, antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs, fibrinolytic agents, corticosteroids and hypoglycemic agents.
According to mode of therapy, the prevalence of PAD was found to be 20% in diabetics taking oral hypoglycemic agents and insulin, 27.
All subjects had elevated glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels above the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) recommendation of 7% or less, despite consumption of oral hypoglycemic agents (OHAs) for at least six months prior.
The majority of otherwise healthy hypoglycemic individuals will be found to have insulin-mediated hypoglycemia, either due to inappropriate insulin production, insulin injection, or ingestion of oral hypoglycemic agents.
Sixty-six patients (mean age, 55 years) with type 2 diabetes who had been taking oral hypoglycemic agents for at least 3 months were randomly assigned to receive, in double-blind fashion, 400 mg of pinitol 3 times per day or placebo for 12 weeks, while continuing their oral hypoglycemic agents.