[glahy-byoo r-ahyd] /glaɪˈbyʊər aɪd/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a hypoglycemic substance, C 23 H 28 ClN 3 O 5 S, used orally in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
1. variant of before a vowel: glycemia. 1. (in prescriptions) glycerite.
[glahy-see-mee-uh] /glaɪˈsi mi ə/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. the presence of glucose in the blood. /ˌɡlaɪˈsiːmɪə/ noun 1. the presence of glucose in blood glycemia gly·ce·mi·a (glī-sē’mē-ə) n. The presence of glucose in the blood.
- Glycaemic index
noun 1. an index indicating the effects of various foods on blood sugar. Fast-releasing foods that raise blood sugar levels quickly are high on the index, while slow-releasing foods, at the bottom of the index, give a slow but sustained release of sugar GI