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Insulin Resistance

MeSH ID: D007333

DEFINITION: Diminished effectiveness of INSULIN in lowering blood sugar levels: requiring the use of 200 units or more of insulin per day to prevent HYPERGLYCEMIA or KETOSIS. It can be caused by the presence of INSULIN ANTIBODIES or the abnormalities in insulin receptors (RECEPTOR, INSULIN) on target cell surfaces. It is often associated with OBESITY; DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS; INFECTION; and certain rare conditions. (from Stedman, 25th ed)

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ethnology [Q000208] ; genetics [Q000235] ; immunology [Q000276] ; physiology [Q000502] ; radiation effects [Q000528]

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