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Benedict's solution

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noun Ben·e·dict's solution \ˈben-ə-ˌdik(t)(s)-\

Medical Definition of Benedict's solution

  1. :  a blue solution that contains sodium carbonate, sodium citrate, and copper sulfate CuSO4 and is used to test for reducing sugars in Benedict's test



Biographical Note for benedict's solution

Ben·e·dict \ˈben-ə-ˌdikt\play Stanley Rossiter (1884–1936), American chemist. Benedict's major contribution was in analytical biochemistry. His precise techniques for analyzing such biological materials as blood and urine made possible new discoveries in the body's chemistry. He explored the significance of his findings both to normal metabolism and to the diagnosis and treatment of disease. In 1909 Benedict presented a new method for the detection of reducing sugars. It is an improvement and modification of the classical test for sugar in the urine using Fehling's solution.


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