Insulin vs Insulinlike - What's the difference?

insulin | insulinlike |


As a noun insulin

is insulin (polypeptide hormone).

As an adjective insulinlike is

resembling insulin or some aspect of it.

insulin

Noun

  • A polypeptide hormone that regulates carbohydrate metabolism.
  • Derived terms

    * insulin-like growth factor / IGF

    insulinlike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling insulin or some aspect of it.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=February 17, author=Andrew Pollack, title=Growth Drug Is Caught Up in Patent Fight, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Both sell drugs that were approved in 2005 to treat extremely short children who are deficient in a hormone called insulinlike growth factor one, or IGF-1. }}