Biguanides

Caroline Day*, Clifford J. Bailey

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Abstract

The biguanides are derivatives of the compound biguanide (guanylguanidine) that exert a blood glucose-lowering effect in type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes mellitus. The main biguanides are metformin (dimethylbiguanide) and phenformin (phenethylbiguanide), which were described in 1957 and buformin (butylbiguaninde), which was described in 1958 ....

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationxPharm
Subtitle of host publicationthe comprehensive pharmacology reference
EditorsS.J. Enna, David B. Bylund
PublisherElsevier
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-0-08-055232-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

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  • Research Output

    • 6 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

    Ciglitazone

    Day, C. & Bailey, C. J., Feb 2011, xPharm: the comprehensive pharmacology reference. Enna, S. J. & Bylund, D. B. (eds.). Elsevier, 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Metformin

    Day, C. & Bailey, C. J., 1 Dec 2011, xPharm: the comprehensive pharmacology reference. Enna, S. J. & Bylund, D. B. (eds.). Elsevier, 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Pioglitazone

    Day, C. & Bailey, C. J., 1 Dec 2011, xPharm: the comprehensive pharmacology reference. Enna, S. J. & Bylund, D. B. (eds.). Elsevier, 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Cite this

    Day, C., & Bailey, C. J. (2011). Biguanides. In S. J. Enna, & D. B. Bylund (Eds.), xPharm: the comprehensive pharmacology reference Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-008055232-3.61041-4