Somogyi phenomenon


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So·mog·yi phe·nom·e·non

(sō-mō'jē),
a rebound phenomenon of reactive hyperglycemia following a period of relative hypoglycemia, which may be subclinical and difficult to detect; the hyperglycemia induces use of more insulin, thus aggravating the problem.

So·mog·yi ef·fect

, Somogyi phenomenon (sō-mō'jē e-fekt', fĕ-nom'ĕ-non)
A rebound phenomenon of reactive hyperglycemia following a period of relative hypoglycemia, which may be subclinical and difficult to detect; the hyperglycemia induces use of more insulin, thus aggravating the problem.

Somogyi phenomenon

(so'mo-je)
[Michael Somogyi, U.S. biochemist, 1883–1971]
In diabetes mellitus, rebound hyperglycemia following an episode of hypoglycemia caused by counterregulatory hormone release. Reduction of the insulin dose will help control this condition.
See: dawn phenomenon; diabetes mellitus

So·mog·yi ef·fect

, Somogyi phenomenon (sō-mō'jē e-fekt', fĕ-nom'ĕ-non)
In diabetes, a rebound phenomenon of reactive hyperglycemia in response to a preceding period of relative hypoglycemia that has increased secretion of hyperglycemic agents.