A drug for use in the management of non-insulin-dependent diabetes that reduces plasma glucose by slowing the absorption of starches and sugars from the intestine.
A drug, C25 H43 NO18 , that reduces blood glucose levels by inhibiting the breakdown of complex carbohydrates in the intestine and is used to treat type 2 diabetes.
Origin of acarbose
- a– carb(o)– –ose
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- a- +"Ž carb +"Ž -ose