synthetic insulin


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synthetic insulin

Etymology: Gk, synthesis, putting together; L, insula, island
a form of insulin synthesized in a non-disease-producing strain of Escherichia coli bacteria or in yeast cells that have been genetically altered by the addition of the human gene for insulin production.

synthetic insulin

Insulin made by the use of recombinant DNA technology.
See also: insulin
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