"Metformin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A biguanide hypoglycemic agent used in the treatment of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus not responding to dietary modification. Metformin improves glycemic control by improving insulin sensitivity and decreasing intestinal absorption of glucose. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p289)
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Metformin".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Metformin".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Metformin" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Metformin" was a major or minor topic of these publication.