recombinant human insulin


recombinant human insulin
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
Syn: ↑Humulin
Usage Domain: ↑trade name (for: ↑Humulin)
Hypernyms: ↑insulin

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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