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aldose

[′al‚dōs]
(organic chemistry)
A class of monosaccharide sugars; the molecule contains an aldehyde group.
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Sorbitol breakdown may result from an increase in the activity of sorbitol dehydrogenase (the catabolic enzyme), a decrease in the activity of aldose reductase (the anabolic enzyme), or both.
Aldose reductase from seminal vesicle and placenta of ruminants.