- dextroglucose, commercially obtainable from starch by acid hydrolysis.
Origin of dextrose
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In the case of dextrose, &c., the yields represent the weight of syrup.
It appears to be resolved by ultimate hydrolysis into dextrose and mannose.
That is, sucrose is converted into levulose and dextrose sugars.Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value
On saponifying, it is split up into digitogenin, galactose, and dextrose.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
Sugar (dextrose) is present in the same concentration as in the blood.
- a white soluble sweet-tasting crystalline solid that is the dextrorotatory isomer of glucose, occurring widely in fruit, honey, and in the blood and tissue of animals. Formula: C 6 H 12 O 6Also called: grape sugar, dextroglucose
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- The dextrorotatory form of glucose found naturally in animal and plant tissue and derived synthetically from starch.
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- A sugar that is the most common form of glucose. It is found in plant and animal tissues and also derived from starch. Dextrose is the dextrorotatory form of glucose.
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