detemir

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detemir (uncountable)

  1. A long-acting human insulin analogue for maintaining the basal level of insulin.
    • 2015 August 8, “Trends in Emergency Department Visit Rates for Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemic Crisis among Adults with Diabetes, United States, 2006-2011”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0134917:
      Furthermore, this progress may be more attributable to oral medications than to new insulin form because, the use of the new insulin such as glargine was stable and the use of detemir doubled but remained low (16%) during our study period, despite that studies showed that glargine and detemir cause less hypoglycemia compared to neutral protamine Hagedorn inslulin.

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