Glucose

GlucoseGlucose (C6H12O6) is a complex sugar found in many fruits and used as a sweetener. It is the chief source of energy for every cell in the body and an adequate levels is essential for normal body functions.

In medicine, glucose can be used by mouth or as an injection for the correction of severe nutritional loss, nausea, diuretic (increasing production of urine), correction of insulin overdose, and reduction of excessive pressure in brain fluid.

Abnormalities in the metabolism of glucose cause the various forms of diabetes mellitus.

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