Sulphonylurea drugs are used to treat type 2 diabetes. In this type of diabetes, body tissues have reduced sensitivity to insulin. Sulphonylurea drugs stimulate cells in the pancreas to secrete more insulin to compensate for the reduced sensitivity.
From the 2010 revision of the Complete Home Medical Guide © Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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