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hypoglycemic agent
Any of various synthetic drugs which lower the blood glucose level and are used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Such drugs may stimulate the synthesis of insulin by the pancreatic beta cells, inhibit glucose production, facilitate the transportation of glucose to muscle cells, and sometimes increase the number of receptor sites where insulin can be bound and can imitate the process of breaking down glucose.

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