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Encyclopedia of Molecular Pharmacology

pp 1162-1162


Sulfonylureas are oral hypoglycemic drugs widely used in treatment of type2 diabetes. The first generation of sulfonylureas includes tolbutamide, acetohexamide, and chlorpropamide. The second includes glibenclamide, gliclazide, and glimepiride, which are considerably more potent than the earlier agents.

ATP‐dependent K+ Channels

Antidiabetic Drugs Other than Insulin

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