maturity-onset diabetes

maturity-onset diabetes
noun
mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin
Syn:
Hypernyms: ↑diabetes mellitus, ↑DM

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/meuh choor"i tee on"set', -awn"-, -toor"-, -tyoor"-, -cherr"-/, Pathol.
diabetes (def. 4).
[1975-80]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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