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Infusion Systems, Insulin, Closed-Loop

Definition : Infusion systems designed for automated maitenance blood glucose in a preselected range of values. These systems include sensors for periodic sampling and detection of the insulin level in blood; an electronic unit which assesses the insulin level and automatically sends commands to an external infusion pump for administration of a pre-established dose of insulin or dextrose; and the infusion pump that delivers the required drug. Closed-loop insulin infusion systems are intended for temporary use in critical care for diabetic or metabolically affected patients during surgery, labor, and other procedures; systems for daily use by diabetic patients are in development.

Entry Terms : "Insulin Delivery Systems" , "Pumps, Insulin" , "Insulin Pumps"

UMDC code : 15781

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