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Hyperinsulinism

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.

Year introduced: 1963

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Tree Number(s): C18.452.394.968

MeSH Unique ID: D006946

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  • Hyperinsulinemia
  • Exogenous Hyperinsulinism
  • Hyperinsulinism, Exogenous
  • Compensatory Hyperinsulinemia
  • Hyperinsulinemia, Compensatory
  • Endogenous Hyperinsulinism
  • Hyperinsulinism, Endogenous

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