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lactic acidosis

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Excessive plasma acidity due to an accumulation of lactic acid. This may be caused by a variety of illnesses, including heart failure or severe dehydration. It can also be caused by the...

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metformin

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(met-for-min)

a biguanide drug that is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Trade name: Glucophage. See also oral hypoglycaemic drug.

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oral hypoglycaemic drug

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(oral antidiabetic drug) one of the group of drugs that reduce the level of glucose in the blood and are taken by mouth for the treatment of noninsulin-dependent (type 2) diabetes mellitus....

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