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dihydroxyacetone in Medicine

dihydroxyacetone

(dī′hī-drŏk′sē-ăsĭ-tōn′)
n.
  1. An isomer of glyceraldehyde important in the metabolism of carbohydrates and used topically to darken the skin.
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  • The dihydroxyacetone then passes through the stages previously postulated (p. 106).