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Descriptor English:   Hyperinsulinism 
Descriptor Spanish:   Hiperinsulinismo 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Hiperinsulinismo 
Synonyms English:   Compensatory Hyperinsulinemia
Endogenous Hyperinsulinism
Exogenous Hyperinsulinism
Hyperinsulinemia, Compensatory
Hyperinsulinism, Endogenous
Hyperinsulinism, Exogenous  
Tree Number:   C18.452.394.968
Definition English:   A syndrome with excessively high INSULIN levels in the BLOOD. It may cause HYPOGLYCEMIA. Etiology of hyperinsulinism varies, including hypersecretion of a beta cell tumor (INSULINOMA); autoantibodies against insulin (INSULIN ANTIBODIES); defective insulin receptor (INSULIN RESISTANCE); or overuse of exogenous insulin or HYPOGLYCEMIC AGENTS. 
See Related English:   Insulin
History Note English:   1963 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   7127 
Unique Identifier:   D006946 

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