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insulin

in·su·lin

insulin

 
pronunciation:
In s lihn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a hormone of the pancreas that controls the metabolism of carbohydrates by regulating the level of glucose in the blood.
definition 2: any of the common preparations of this hormone, synthesized from the pancreas of an ox or pig, that are effective in the treatment of diabetes.
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