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

Definition of dextrose

: dextrorotatory glucose

Examples of dextrose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To try to counteract the insulin, medical staff gave the baby an injection of dextrose, or sugar. Ellen Gabler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Aug. 2021 His discharge medication list ran more than two pages: Insulin, dextrose and glucagon to help balance his blood sugar. USA Today, 14 Mar. 2021 Note that granola bars may use other names for sugar, including corn syrup, brown rice syrup, honey, invert sugar, molasses, barley malt extract, fructose, and dextrose. The Editors, Field & Stream, 3 Sep. 2019 The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists tracks more than 200 medications in short supply, among them everyday necessities like antibiotics, dextrose and several vaccines, including the rabies vaccine. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, 14 Oct. 2019 But the frozen dinners still contains xanthan gum, dextrose, isolated soy protein product and guar gum. Heather Haddon, WSJ, 12 Oct. 2018 What's in it: Stevia extract and dextrose or maltodextrin. Molly Kimball,, 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, 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, 22 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of dextrose

circa 1869, in the meaning defined above

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

Medical Definition of dextrose

: dextrorotatory glucose

called also grape sugar

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