Definition of glucose
1 : a crystalline sugar C6H12O6; specifically : the sweet colorless soluble dextrorotatory form that occurs widely in nature and is the usual form in which carbohydrate is assimilated by animals
2 : a light-colored syrup made from cornstarch
Recent Examples of glucose from the Web
Vigorous activity was linked to better glucose metabolism in one brain region—
In stark contrast, healthy complex carbs digest slowly and the resulting glucose does not charge into the bloodstream.
The brain and central nervous system’s preferred energy source is glucose.
Meanwhile, completely non-invasive methods for measuring glucose that don’t involve finger pricking to get a drop of blood are under development.
The person’s blood-glucose monitor would do likewise.
During a recent home visit, Miller refilled Brian's weekly pill counter and checked the readout on his blood glucose monitor.
This prevents glucose from entering cells, and blood sugar levels remain high.
Ethan wears a glucose sensor as well, but Ketch has proven more reliable, Ethan’s mom, Christina Amara, said.
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GLUCOSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of glucose for English Language Learners
: a type of sugar that is found in plants and fruits
GLUCOSE Defined for Kids
Definition of glucose for Students
: a sugar in plant saps and fruits that is the usual form in which carbohydrate is taken in by the animal body and used as a source of energy
Medical Definition of glucose
: an optically active sugar C6H12O6 that has an aldehydic carbonyl group; especially : the sweet colorless soluble dextrorotatory form that occurs widely in nature and is the usual form in which carbohydrate is assimilated by animals
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