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Metformin MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Metformin
Tree Number(s)
D02.078.370.141.450
Unique ID
D008687
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008687
Annotation
a hypoglycemic
Scope Note
A biguanide hypoglycemic agent used in the treatment of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus not responding to dietary modification. Metformin improves glycemic control by improving insulin sensitivity and decreasing intestinal absorption of glucose. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p289)
Entry Term(s)
Dimethylbiguanidine
Dimethylguanylguanidine
Glucophage
Metformin HCl
Metformin Hydrochloride
Pharm Action
Hypoglycemic Agents
Registry Number
9100L32L2N
Related Numbers
1115-70-4
657-24-9
786Z46389E
CAS Type 1 Name
Imidodicarbonimidic diamide, N,N-dimethyl-
NLM Classification #
WK 825
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2015/05/26
Metformin Preferred
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