insulin, protamine zincmedical dictionary

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A long-acting insulin with an approximate time of onset of 7 hours and duration of action 36 hours, consisting of bovine or pork insulin reacted with zinc chloride and protamine to form a protein complex from which insulin is slowly released.

Pharmacological action: hypoglycaemic agents.

Chemical name: Insulin protamine zinc

(12 Dec 1998)