non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
noun Date: 1979 type 2 diabetes — abbreviation NIDDM

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus — diabetes di a*be tes, n. [NL., from Gr. ?, fr. ? to pass or cross over. See {Diabase}.] (Med.) Any of several diseases which is attended with a persistent, excessive discharge of urine; when used without qualification, the term usually refers to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus — n TYPE 2 DIABETES abbr. NIDDM …   Medical dictionary

  • non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus — noun mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus — diabetes di a*be tes, n. [NL., from Gr. ?, fr. ? to pass or cross over. See {Diabase}.] (Med.) Any of several diseases which is attended with a persistent, excessive discharge of urine; when used without qualification, the term usually refers to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • non-insulin-dependent diabetes — noun mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • non-insulin-dependent — non inˈsulin dependˈent adjective Denoting a form of diabetes mellitus in which treatment with insulin is not required • • • Main Entry: ↑non …   Useful english dictionary

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  • diabetes mellitus — [mə līt′əs] n. 〚ModL, lit., honey diabetes < L mellitus, of honey, honeyed < mel, honey: see MILDEW〛 a chronic form of diabetes involving an insulin deficiency and characterized by an excess of sugar in the blood and urine, and by hunger, thirst …   Universalium

  • Diabetes mellitus — diabetes di a*be tes, n. [NL., from Gr. ?, fr. ? to pass or cross over. See {Diabase}.] (Med.) Any of several diseases which is attended with a persistent, excessive discharge of urine; when used without qualification, the term usually refers to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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