Pessin, Jeffrey Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa.
Watson, Robert Department of Pharmacological Sciences, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York.
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A simple sugar, or monosaccharide, with the chemical formula C6H12O6; also called dextrose, d-glucopyranose, cerelose, grape sugar, and corn sugar. Glucose is a monosaccharide carbohydrate with six carbon atoms. It is the most common sugar and the most important simple sugar with regard to human metabolism. It occurs free or combined, and it has the structure C6H12O6 (shown below). See also: Carbohydrate; Carbohydrate metabolism; Energy metabolism; Metabolism
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