Meaning of normoglycaemia in English:


Pronunciation /ˌnɔːmə(ʊ)ɡlʌɪˈsiːmɪə/


mass nounMedicine
  • A normal concentration of sugar in the blood (as contrasted with hyper- or hypoglycaemia).

    ‘The goal of intrapartum management is to maintain normoglycemia in an effort to prevent neonatal hypoglycemia.’
    • ‘Beta cells may secrete high levels of insulin to normalize blood glucose levels and successfully maintain normoglycemia for many years.’
    • ‘Alpha cells produce glucagon, which maintains normoglycemia through the processes of glycogenolysis (i.e., breakdown of glycogen) and gluconeogenesis (i.e., formation of glycogen from noncarbohydrates such as fats and proteins).’
    • ‘Treatment includes strict plasma glucose control to achieve and maintain normoglycemia and administration of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors to decrease the progress of diabetic nephropathy.’
    • ‘Under these conditions the liver stops consuming glucose and becomes metabolically gluconeogenic, producing glucose to re-establish normoglycemia.’