lispro insulin


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lispro insulin

a modified version of natural human insulin, synthesized by a genetically programmed strain of nonpathogenic Escherichia coli, in which the amino acids lysine (Lys) and proline (Pro) near the end of the B chain are transposed. This chemical alteration yields an insulin with a much faster onset of action, which reaches its peak effect earlier than regular insulin.
[Lys + Pro]

lis·pro in·su·lin

(lis'prō in'sŭ-lin)
A modified version of natural human insulin, synthesized by a genetically programmed strain of nonpathogenic Escherichia coli, in which the amino acids lysine (Lys) and proline (Pro) near the end of the B chain are transposed. This chemical alteration yields an insulin with a much faster onset of action, which reaches its peak effect earlier than regular insulin. Unlike other insulins, it is available only by prescription.
[Lys + Pro]

lis·pro in·su·lin

(lis'prō in'sŭ-lin)
A modified version of natural human insulin, with a much faster onset of action, which reaches its peak effect earlier than regular insulin; available only by prescription.
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Interventions using coping skills training and shorter-acting lispro insulin offer strategies for improving both metabolic control and quality of life (Grey et al.
Lacks a strong peak, so can be used only in those type 1 diabetics willing to take bolus shots of regular or lispro insulin before each meal.