Diabetes vs Diazoxide - What's the difference?

diabetes | diazoxide |


As nouns the difference between diabetes and diazoxide

is that diabetes is while diazoxide is a potassium channel activator which causes local relaxation in smooth muscle by increasing membrane permeability to potassium ions, used as a vasodilator to treat hypertension and in diabetes to decrease the secretion of insulin.

diabetes

Noun

(-)
  • A group of metabolic diseases whereby a person (or other animal) has high blood sugar due to an inability to produce, or inability to metabolize, sufficient quantities of the hormone insulin.
  • Diabetes insipidus, a condition characterized by excessive thirst and excretion of large amounts of severely diluted urine.
  • Synonyms

    * (group of metabolic diseases) diabetes mellitus, DM, diabeetus (humorous)

    Derived terms

    * diabesity * diabetes mellitus * diabetes insipidus

    Hyponyms

    * (group of metabolic diseases) IDDM, juvenile diabetes, NIDDM

    Anagrams

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    diazoxide

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia diazoxide)
  • A potassium channel activator which causes local relaxation in smooth muscle by increasing membrane permeability to potassium ions, used as a vasodilator to treat hypertension and in diabetes to decrease the secretion of insulin.