sulfonylurea
noun Etymology: New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary sulfonyl + New Latin urea Date: 1956 any of several hypoglycemic compounds related to the sulfonamides and used in the oral treatment of diabetes

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  • sulfonylurea — noun antidiabetic consisting of any of several drugs that reduce the level of glucose in the blood; used to treat diabetes mellitus • Hypernyms: ↑antidiabetic, ↑antidiabetic drug • Hyponyms: ↑tolazamide, ↑Tolinase, ↑tolbutamide, ↑Orinase * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sulfonylurea receptor — protein Name=ATP binding cassette, sub family C (CFTR/MRP), member 8 caption= width= HGNCid=59 Symbol=ABCC8 AltSymbols=SUR1, HRINS EntrezGene=6833 OMIM=600509 RefSeq=NM 000352 UniProt=Q09428 PDB= ECnumber= Chromosome=11 Arm=p Band=15.1… …   Wikipedia

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