insulin insulin  /ˈɪn sə lən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) hormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas; regulates storage of glycogen in the liver and accelerates oxidation of sugar in cells

Usage(s):

  1. For a quarter-century, insulin has been the widely used, highly touted treatment for diabetes.
  2. People who secrete less insulin carry their excess fat around their hipsthe pear shape.
  3. New research shows that insulin plays a key role in the brain and in the onset of Alzheimer's disease, prompting some researchers to call it.

News

  1. Global Insulin Delivery Devices Market Forecast to 2017

    NEW YORK, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Insulin Delivery Devices Market Forecast to 2017 http://www.reportlinker.com/p01360862/Global-Insulin-Delivery-Devices-Market-Forecast-to-2017.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Drug_Delivery_Technology ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Insulin Degludec Lowers Risk of Recurrent Low Blood Sugar or Has Similar Risk to Insulin Glargine

    Insulin degludec (Tresiba), a new ultra-long-acting insulin, has a similar or reduced risk of recurrent hypoglycemia--low blood sugar--compared with the commercially available insulin glargine, a new meta-analysis study finds. Results of the combined analysis, of five completed clinical trials, will be presented Tuesday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Newswise

  3. Insulin resistance linked to weaker bones

    Reduced effectiveness of the hormone insulin, or insulin resistance, is associated with weakened bones, a clinical study shows. The results were presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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Quotes

  1. "To regenerate a severed spinal cord and lift someone from a wheelchair. to spur insulin production and spare a child from a lifetime of needles," said President Obama.
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: KHON2

  2. "I wasn't just on THG, EPO and HGH, but testosterone to help with sleep and reduce cholesterol," Chambers writes in the second installment published Tuesday in the Daily Mail. "I was also injecting insulin, three units into the lower part of...
    on Mar 3, 2009 By: Dwain Chambers Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "AxiCorp is a key strategic investment for Biocon as it heralds our European foray for biosimilars like Recombinant Human Insulin," Mazumdar-Shaw said, adding that the acquisition would help Biocon build strong marketing and distribution...
    on Feb 11, 2008 By: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Source: Hindu

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