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alimentary hyperinsulinism


Definition: elevated levels of insulin in the plasma following ingestion of meals by individuals with abnormally rapid gastric emptying (following gastroenterostomy or vagotomy); rapid glucose absorption leads to excessive insulin release, which in turn can lead to a marked fall in blood glucose to hypoglycemic levels.

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