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Hyperinsulinism

Synonym(s)

  • hyperinsulinemia

Definition(s)

A syndrome with excessively high insulin levels in the blood; it may cause hypoglycemia; etiology of hyperinsulinism varies, including hypersecretion of a beta cell tumor, autoantibodies against insulin, defective insulin receptor, or overuse of exogeneous insulin or hypoglycemic agents.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 21, 2014