glucose glucose  /ɡ ˈlu ˌkoʊs/


  • (n) a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms; an important source of physiological energy


  1. Patients in the study who were assigned a low-glycemic diet reduced their blood glucose levels, as measured by the amount of hemoglobin A1C in their blood, by 0.
  2. Instead it measures glucose levels in the body's interstitial fluid.
  3. Since PET picks up glucose-burning activity in cells, hot spots on PET scans of cancer patients generally indicate actively growing tumors.


  1. Echo Therapeutics Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

    PHILADELPHIA, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECTE), a company developing its needle-free Symphony ® CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose monitoring ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Your diabetes ABCs from the HCHC Diabetes Education Center

    A is for A1c A1c, short for HbA1c, or hemoglobin A1c, measures your average blood glucose over the past three months. Suggested target range is below 7 percent, which corresponds with an average blood glucose level of 150 mg/dl. This test should be performed at least twice a year, as ordered by your primary physician. A is also for aspirin Taking low-dose aspirin everyday has been proven to help ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Mt. Pleasant News

  3. Starches/Glucose: Global Markets

    NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Starches/Glucose: Global Markets ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Two low-fat Twinkies, billed as a health food, contain the same amount of sugar as an oral glucose tolerance test - a test used to determine how much sugar someone can digest," Ludwig says.
    on Sep 20, 2007 By: David Ludwig Source: EurekAlert (press release)

  2. Professor Bairoch said, "The general public would understand some of the entries in our protein encyclopaedia. Insulin, for instance, is a small protein that controls glucose levels in our blood. The performance-booster EPO is the protein used...
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Amos Bairoch Source: Science Daily (press release)

  3. "This finding is another step towards rounding out our understanding of the genetic factors that underpin glucose regulation and risk of type 2 diabetes. This variant does not confer sufficient risk to be of clinical utility on its own. But when...
    on Dec 8, 2008 By: Kari Stefansson Source: MarketWatch

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