dex·​trose | \ ˈdek-ˌstrōs How to pronounce dextrose (audio) , -ˌstrōz\

Definition of dextrose

: dextrorotatory glucose

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But the frozen dinners still contains xanthan gum, dextrose, isolated soy protein product and guar gum. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Anyone for Diglycerides? Anyone? Food Scientists Are Getting Fed Up With Picky Eaters," 12 Oct. 2018 What's in it: Stevia extract and dextrose or maltodextrin. Molly Kimball,, "Guide to plant-based sweeteners, such as Stevia, Truvia," 8 May 2018 The emergency medical kit should also contain aspirin, dextrose for diabetics, epinephrine for allergic reactions and nitroglycerine for heart problems. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "'She stepped into her coffin': Relatives of passenger who died on flight sue American Airlines," 27 Apr. 2018 Though bupivacaine is used as a local anesthetic across the hospital, for all sorts of procedures, Columbia now reserves the dextrose preparation for the most risky and complicated of emergency deliveries. Erika Fry, Fortune, "Critical Condition: Inside Pfizer’s Drug Supply Problem," 22 May 2018 Unfortunately, Certo has dextrose (corn) as the first ingredient, as do most of the other fruit pectin brands. Teresa Graedon, The Seattle Times, "Replace arthritis aid with a powder rather than liquid," 17 Apr. 2018 This particular dog received IV fluids, dextrose given intravenously to maintain blood sugar levels, vitamin K to help support the blood’s clotting ability, and a drug to help protect the liver. Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee, "Sago palms pose serious risks to pets – here are key things to know | The Sacramento Bee," 14 Mar. 2018 Cooper, which orders a million bags of IV fluids a year, has reduced use of IV basics like saline and dextrose by 30 percent by changing some longtime practices. Stacey Burling,, "As they fight flu, hospitals cope with shortage of IV fluids," 14 Feb. 2018 Other methods include using a different sized bag, when possible, or swapping in dextrose for saline. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Low on IV bags? Hospitals find other ways to deliver medicine amid shortage," 15 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of dextrose

circa 1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dextrose was circa 1869

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English Language Learners Definition of dextrose

technical : a kind of sugar found in fruits, plants, etc. : a form of glucose


dex·​trose | \ ˈdek-ˌstrōs, -ˌstrōz How to pronounce dextrose (audio) \

Medical Definition of dextrose

: dextrorotatory glucose

called also grape sugar

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