hyperinsulinism [hī΄pərin′sə lin iz΄əm]
chronic excessive secretion of insulin from the pancreas, resulting in persistent hypoglycemia

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  • Hyperinsulinism — ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = ped eMedicineTopic = 1075 MeshID = D006946 Hyperinsulinism or hyperinsulinemia refers to an above normal level of insulin in the blood of a person or animal. Normal insulin secretion and blood levels… …   Wikipedia

  • hyperinsulinism — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1924 the presence of excess insulin in the body resulting in hypoglycemia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hyperinsulinism — /huy peuhr in seuh li niz euhm, ins yeuh /, n. Pathol. excessive insulin in the blood, resulting in hypoglycemia. [1920 25; HYPER + INSULIN + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • hyperinsulinism — noun hyperinsulinemia …   Wiktionary

  • hyperinsulinism — Increased levels of insulin in the plasma due to increased secretion of insulin by the beta cells of the pancreatic islets; decreased hepatic removal of insulin is a cause in some patients, although h. usually is associated with insulin… …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperinsulinism — n. excessive secretion of insulin (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyperinsulinism — hy·per·in·su·lin·ism …   English syllables

  • hyperinsulinism — n. 1) excessive secretion of the hormone insulin by the islet cells of the pancreas. 2) metabolic disturbance due to administration of too much insulin …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hyperinsulinism — hy•per•in•su•lin•ism [[t]ˌhaɪ pərˈɪn sə lɪˌnɪz əm, ˈɪns yə [/t]] n. pat the presence of excessive insulin in the blood, resulting in hypoglycemia • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • hyperinsulinism — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) ̷ ̷ˌizəm noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hyper + insulin + ism : the presence of excess insulin in the body resulting in hypoglycemia and often accompanied by weakness, susceptibility to fatigue,… …   Useful english dictionary

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