Artificial pancreas

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Medical Definition of Artificial pancreas

Artificial pancreas: A machine that constantly measures glucose (sugar) in the blood and, in response to an elevated level of glucose, releases an appropriate amount of insulin. In this respect, an artificial pancreas functions like a natural pancreas.


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Reviewed on 7/1/2016

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