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Chemical Metformin

Name Metformin
CAS Type 1 Name Imidodicarbonimidic diamide, N,N-dimethyl-
Equivalent Terms Dimethylbiguanidine | Dimethylguanylguanidine | Glucophage | HCl, Metformin | Hydrochloride, Metformin | Metformin HCl | Metformin Hydrochloride
CAS Registry Number 657-24-9
Definition A biguanide hypoglycemic agent used in the treatment of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus not responding to dietary modification. Metformin improves glycemic control by improving insulin sensitivity and decreasing intestinal absorption of glucose. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p289)
Structure Metformin
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MeSH® ID D008687
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ChemicalsOrganic Chemicals Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Amidines Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Guanidines Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Biguanides Has associated genes Has associated diseases Metformin Has associated genes Has associated diseases

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Metformin Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  Glucinan
  Glucovance
  metaglip
  N,N-dimethylbiguanidium
  rosiglitazone-metformin combination Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  Sitagliptin Phosphate, Metformin Hydrochloride Drug Combination
  tetrachloro(metformin)platinum(IV)
  TP-113