alpha-glucosidase inhibitor(redirected from a-glucosidase inhibitor)
an oral agent that aids in the control of diabetes mellitus by delaying the absorption of glucose from the digestive system.
any of a group of oral antihyperglycemic agents that act by competitive inhibition of alpha-glucosidase, delaying intestinal carbohydrate absorption and lessening postprandial increases in glucose levels.
An oral drug that lowers blood sugars by preventing carbohydrate absorption from the gastrointestinal tract.
See also: inhibitor
α-glu·co·si·dase in·hib·i·tor(glū-kō'si-dās in-hib'i-tŏr)
Oral agent that aids control of diabetes mellitus by delaying absorption of glucose from digestive system.