Definition: a preparation that usually contains 100 USP insulin units per mL; it is administered subcutaneously, occasionally intravenously, and has a rapid onset of action, has a brief duration (5–7 hours), and is compatible for mixing with long-acting insulin preparations; used to treat diabetic acidosis and insulin coma.
Synonym(s): regular insulin injection
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