hypoinsulinism


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hypoinsulinism

[-in′səliniz′əm]
Etymology: Gk, hypo, under; L, insula, island (of Langerhans)
a deficiency of insulin secretion by cells of the pancreas, with associated signs and symptoms of diabetes.

hypoinsulinism

(hī″pō-ĭn′sū-lĭn-ĭsm) [″ + L. insula, island, + Gr. -ismos, condition]
1. Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
2. Relative deficiency in insulin secretion or insulin dosing.

hypoinsulinism

deficient secretion of insulin by the pancreas resulting in hyperglycemia.