Word:

alpha-glucosidase inhibitor

Pronunciation: (AL-fa-gloo-KOH-sih-days)

a class of oral medicine for type 2 diabetes that blocks enzymes that digest starches in food. The result is a slower and lower rise in blood glucose throughout the day, especially right after meals. (Generic names: acarbose and miglitol.)

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-- alpha-glucosidase inhibitor --
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