dextrose

noun

dex·​trose ˈdek-ˌstrōs How to pronounce dextrose (audio)
-ˌstrōz
: dextrorotatory glucose

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Emergency treatment for a pet with xylitol toxicity involves giving the animal IV fluids containing dextrose to raise its blood glucose level and carefully monitoring its progress. Leticia Fanucchi, Discover Magazine, 29 Dec. 2022 Emergency treatment for a pet with xylitol toxicity involves giving the animal IV fluids containing dextrose to raise its blood glucose level and carefully monitoring its progress. Leticia Fanucchi, Discover Magazine, 29 Dec. 2022 Emergency treatment for a pet with xylitol toxicity involves giving the animal IV fluids containing dextrose to raise its blood glucose level and carefully monitoring its progress. Leticia Fanucchi, Discover Magazine, 29 Dec. 2022 Vitargo Chocolate is a delicious combination of cocoa, maltitol, and dextrose. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 15 Dec. 2022 Emergency treatment for a pet with xylitol toxicity involves giving the animal IV fluids containing dextrose to raise its blood glucose level and carefully monitoring its progress. Leticia Fanucchi, Discover Magazine, 29 Dec. 2022 Emergency treatment for a pet with xylitol toxicity involves giving the animal IV fluids containing dextrose to raise its blood glucose level and carefully monitoring its progress. Leticia Fanucchi, Discover Magazine, 29 Dec. 2022 These include other vulnerable components of the IV nutrition cocktail, including concentrated calcium salts, a sugar called dextrose, and lipids, as well as several diuretics, medicines that help the body get rid of excess fluid. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 29 Dec. 2022 Emergency treatment for a pet with xylitol toxicity involves giving the animal IV fluids containing dextrose to raise its blood glucose level and carefully monitoring its progress. Leticia Fanucchi, Discover Magazine, 29 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dextrose was circa 1869

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“Dextrose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dextrose. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

dextrose

noun
dex·​trose ˈdek-ˌstrōs How to pronounce dextrose (audio)
: the naturally occurring form of glucose found in plants, fruits, and blood

Medical Definition

dextrose

noun
: dextrorotatory glucose

called also grape sugar

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