Medical Definition of Insulin binding

1. When insulin attaches itself to something else. This can occur in two ways. First, when a cell needs energy, insulin can bind with the outer part of the cell. The cell then can bring glucose (sugar) inside and use it for energy. With the help of insulin, the cell can do its work very well and very quickly. But sometimes the body acts against itself. In this second case, the insulin binds with antibodies. If the insulin is an injected form of insulin and not made by the body, the body sees the insulin as an outside or foreign substance. When the injected insulin binds with the antibodies, it does not work as well as when it binds directly to the cell. (09 Oct 1997)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insulin Binding

insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
insulin-like-growth-factor-binding protein 6
insulin-like activity
insulin-like growth-factor-binding-protein 5
insulin-like growth-factor-binding proteins
insulin-like growth-factor binding protein 1
insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 2
insulin-like growth factor I
insulin-like growth factor II
insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3
insulin-like growth factors
insulin-stimulating peptide
insulin activating factor
insulin allergy
insulin antagonist
insulin binding (current term)
insulin c-peptide
insulin coma treatment
insulin dependent diabetes
insulin hypoglycaemia test
insulin infusion systems
insulin injection
insulin like growth-factor-binding protein 4
insulin like growth factor
insulin lipoatrophy
insulin lipodystrophy
insulin pump
insulin reaction
insulin receptor
insulin receptor protein-tyrosine kinase

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