Medical Definition of Insulin pump

1. A device that delivers a continuous supply of insulin into the body. The insulin flows from the pump through a plastic tube that is connected to a needle inserted into the body and taped in place. Insulin is delivered at two rates: a low, steady rate (called the basal rate) for continuous day-long coverage, and extra boosts of insulin (called bolus doses) to cover meals or when extra insulin is needed. The pump runs on batteries and can be worn clipped to a belt or carried in a pocket. It is used by people with insulin-dependent diabetes. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insulin Pump

insulin-stimulating peptide
insulin activating factor
insulin allergy
insulin antagonist
insulin binding
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 (current term)
insulin reaction
insulin receptor
insulin receptor protein-tyrosine kinase
insulin receptor substrate-1 protein
insulin resistance
insulin shock
insulin shock therapies
insulin shock therapy
insulin shock treatment
insulin unit
insulin zinc suspension

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