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recombinant human insulin

Definitions of recombinant human insulin
  1. noun
    a form of insulin (trade name Humulin) made from recombinant DNA that is identical to human insulin; used to treat diabetics who are allergic to preparations made from beef or pork insulin
    synonyms: Humulin
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    insulin
    hormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas; regulates storage of glycogen in the liver and accelerates oxidation of sugar in cells
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