dextrose

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dextrose:

see glucoseglucose,
 dextrose,
or grape sugar,
monosaccharide sugar with the empirical formula C6H12O6 . This carbohydrate occurs in the sap of most plants and in the juice of grapes and other fruits.
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dextrose

[′dek‚strōs]
(biochemistry)
C6H12O6·H2O A dextrorotatory monosaccharide obtained as a white, crystalline, odorless, sweet powder, which is soluble in about one part of water; an important intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism; used for nutritional purposes, for the temporary increase of blood volume, and as a diuretic. Also known as corn sugar; grape sugar.

dextrose

a white soluble sweet-tasting crystalline solid that is the dextrorotatory isomer of glucose, occurring widely in fruit, honey, and in the blood and tissue of animals. Formula: C6H12O6