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Medical Term:

glucosidase inhibitors


Definition: agents (acarbose) that reduce gastrointestinal absorption of carbohydrates. This group of drugs has been known popularly as “starch blockers.” They lower plasma glucose levels and tend to cause weight loss. A limiting side-effect is flatulence.

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