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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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