toxicity

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toxicity

[täk′sis·əd·ē]
(pharmacology)
The quality of being toxic.
The kind and amount of poison or toxin produced by a microorganism, or possessed by a chemical substance not of biological origin.
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Chronic oxidative stress as a central mechanism for glucose toxicity in pancreatic islet beta cells in diabetes.
Insulin is effective, it acts synergistically with oral metformin to reduce glucose toxicity, and it sends the adolescent a message that this is a disease to be taken seriously.
Diabetes, glucose toxicity, and oxidative stress: a case of double jeopardy for the pancreatic islet beta cell.
Indeed, despite all the emerging data on postprandial glucose toxicity, Dr.
The advantages include reduced glucose toxicity, less glucose variability, an improved cardiovascular profile, and lower mortality.

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