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anti-diabetic (antidiabetic)
Drugs used to treat diabetes mellitus by lowering glucose levels in the blood. With the exceptions of insulin, exenatide, liraglutide and pramlintide, all are administered orally and are thus also called oral hypoglycemic agents or oral antihyperglycemic agents. There are different classes of ant   (more info - anti-diabetic)

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diabetes mellitus (diabetes)
1. A disease associated with the absence or reduced levels of insulin, a hormone essential for the transport of glucose to cells, resulting in high blood sugar. 2. Failure of the pancreas to produce insulin or the cells to respond to insulin, which controls sugar metabolism; has a complex genetic   (more info - diabetes mellitus)

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