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Somogyi phenomenon

Pronunciation: so-mo'je

Definition: a rebound phenomenon of reactive hyperglycemia following a period of relative hypoglycemia, which may be subclinical and difficult to detect; the hyperglycemia induces use of more insulin, thus aggravating the problem.

Synonym(s): posthypoglycemic hyperglycemia

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