Acarbose Definition

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.
American Heritage
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.
American Heritage Medicine

An antidiabetic drug that inhibits alpha glucosidase.


Origin of Acarbose

  • a- +"Ž carb +"Ž -ose

    From Wiktionary

  • a– carb(o)– –ose

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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