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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


insulin glulisine  listen  (IN-suh-lin GLOO-lih-seen)

  A drug used to control the amount of sugar in the blood of patients with diabetes mellitus. It is a form of the hormone insulin that is made in the laboratory. Insulin glulisine gets into the blood faster than insulin when it is injected under the skin before or shortly after a meal. It is a type of therapeutic insulin. Also called Apidra.