Medical Definition of Hypoglycins

1. Methylene cyclopropyl alanine and congeners isolated from the unripe edible fruit of the akee plant (blighia sapida); hypoglycin b is the gamma-glutamyl congener of hypoglycin a; they are very toxic and teratogenic, causing a fall in blood glucose due to the interference of fatty acid and leucine metabolism which leads to vomiting, liver damage, convulsions and death; the syndrome is called jamaican vomiting sickness. (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypoglycins

hypoglossals
hypoglossis
hypoglossus
hypoglottis
hypoglycaemia
hypoglycaemias
hypoglycaemic
hypoglycaemic agent
hypoglycaemic agents
hypoglycaemic coma
hypoglycemia
hypoglycemias
hypoglycemic
hypoglycemic agent
hypoglycemics
hypoglycins (current term)
hypoglycogenolysis
hypoglycorrhachia
hypoglycæmia
hypoglycæmic
hypognathus
hypognatous
hypogonadal
hypogonadisms
hypogonadotropic
hypogonadotropic eunuchoidism
hypogonadotropic hypogonadism

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