Insulin pharmacology

Med Clin North Am. 1988 Nov;72(6):1337-54. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7125(16)30710-6.


Insulin initially became available for therapy in the 1920s. Over the years, a variety of insulin preparations have been formulated; preparations differ on the basis of purity, species of origin, and time course of action. Currently, highly purified preparations of human insulin are available with a variety of profiles of action.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Absorption
  • Animals
  • Cattle
  • Delayed-Action Preparations
  • Drug Stability
  • Humans
  • Insulin / administration & dosage
  • Insulin / isolation & purification
  • Insulin / pharmacokinetics
  • Insulin / pharmacology*
  • Swine


  • Delayed-Action Preparations
  • Insulin