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  Repaglinide (Prandin)



Repaglinide (Prandin)

   A drug used as a treatment for Type 2 (noninsulin-dependent) diabetes; belongs to a class of drugs called meglitinides.

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Diabetes
A condition in which blood glucose is not well controlled. Type I diabetics make no insulin, whereas type 2 diabetics are characterized by the overproduction of insulin, but the inability of the target cells to respond to the insulin.

Drugs
Drugs intended for human or veterinary use, presented in their finished dosage form. Included here are materials used in the preparation and/or formulation of the finished dosage form.



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Repatriation General Hospital
The Repatriation General Hospital is a hospital in Daw Park, South Australia, Australia.



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Reactive hypoglycemia
A fall in blood sugar which causes symptoms during the period following meals. Simply put, the body has trouble braking the secretion of insulin after a meal, resulting in the blood sugar dropping further than it should. Reactive hypoglycemia is different from spontaneous hypoglycemia, which is not assoicated with meal ingestion. Reactive hypoglycemia generally has a benign prognosis.

Reagents, Reagent Strips
Terms no longer used for diabetes blood and urine glucose or acetone test strips.

Rebound
A swing to a high level of glucose (sugar) in the blood after having a low level.

Receptors
Areas on the outer part of a cell that allow the cell to join or bind with insulin that is in the blood.

Regular Insulin
A type of insulin that is fast acting.

Repaglinide (Prandin)

Renal Glycosuria
Glycosuria occurring when there is a normal amount of sugar in the blood, due to an inherited inability of the kidneys to reabsorb glucose completely.

Renal Threshold
When the blood is holding so much of a substance such as glucose (sugar) that the kidneys allow the excess to spill into the urine. This is also called "kidney threshold," "spilling point," and "leak point."

Risk Factor
Anything that raises the chance that a person will get a disease. With noninsulin-dependent diabetes, people have a greater risk of getting the disease if they weigh a lot more (20 percent or more) than they should.

Rosiglitazone (Avandia)
A drug used as a treatment for Type 2 (noninsulin-dependent) diabetes; belongs to a class of drugs called thiazolidinediones.

ROOT CANAL THERAPY
When a tooth abscesses or has a pulp (nerve) exposure due to decay or trauma, root canal therapy or endodontic treatment is performed so that the damaged tooth may remain in the mouth and be saved. Years ago, if a tooth abscessed, it had to be extracted. Today dentists can save teeth by removing the pulp, the soft tissue in the root, cleaning and shaping the canal or canals and filling the root to seal out recontamination of the root system. This procedure is usually done in one to three visits with relatively little pain. If the abscess is severe, antibiotics may be used to help heal the infection. In almost all cases a crown and post (See "Crown") will be needed to restore the tooth to proper function and appearance. Root canal teeth can last a lifetime with proper care of the teeth and gums.

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