postprandial

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post- +‎ prandial.

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postprandial (not comparable)

  1. After a meal, especially after dinner.
    • 2007, Margarita de Veciana; Arthur T. Evans, “Endocrine Disorders: Diabetes”, in Arthur T. Evans, editor, Manual of Obstetrics, 7th edition, Philadelphia, Pa.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ISBN 978-0-7817-9696-5, page 285:
      Patients who demonstrate significant insulin resistance at diagnosis and require insulin therapy may alternate preprandial and postprandial evaluations to enable more rapid optimization of control by using an additional supplemental insulin sliding scale as needed to cover preprandial hyperglycaemia (>100 ml per dl) [].
    • 2010, Johannes Zschocke, “Function Tests”, in Georg F. Hoffmann, Johannes Zschocke, and William L[eo] Nyhan, editors, Inherited Metabolic Diseases: A Clinical Approach, Heidelberg: Springer, DOI:10.1007/978-3-540-74723-9, ISBN 978-3-540-74722-2, page 347, column 1:
      The standardized analysis of metabolic parameters in the preprandial and postprandial state may provide important functional clues for the diagnosis of metabolic disorders.
    • 2015, “Answers”, in Kathleen P. Freeman and Stefanie Klenner, editors, Veterinary Clinical Pathology: A Case-based Approach, Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, ISBN 978-1-4822-2587-7, page 132:
      The slight increase in pre-prandial and post-prandial bile acids are suggestive of hepatic dysfunction, but other causes of slight elevations, such as pancreatic or gastrointestinal disease, cannot be ruled out.

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Adjective[edit]

postprandial m, f (plural postprandiales)

  1. postprandial