thiazolidinedione(redirected from Ciglitazone)
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Shorthand term for a class of oral hypoglycemics that have glitazone as a component in their names.
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Any of a class of drugs that decrease insulin resistance and are used to treat type 2 diabetes.
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thiazolidinedioneGlitazone, TZD Endocrinology A class of oral antidiabetic agents that inhibit tyrosine kinase, ↓ insulin resistance and correct hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, hypertriglyceridemia Adverse effects Hepatic dysfunction. See Troglitazone, Tyrosine kinase inhibitor.
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A class of oral hypoglycemic agents that lowers blood sugars by reducing insulin resistance (improving tissue sensitivity to the effects of insulin) in fat and muscle, as well as the liver. A commonly used agent in this class is pioglitazone.
CAUTION!Side effects of medications in this class include increased fluid retention, fractures, heart failure, liver injury, and weight gain.
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