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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: in′yū-lin

Definition: A fructose polysaccharide from the rhizome of Inula helenium or elecampane (family Compositae) and other plants; administered intravenously, it is filtered by the renal glomeruli but not reabsorbed and thus can be used to determine the rate of glomerular filtration; also used in bread for diabetics.

Synonym(s): alant starch, alantin, dahlin