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Glucose vs. Glycogen

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Glucosenoun

(carbohydrate) A simple monosaccharide (sugar) with a molecular formula of C6H12O6; it is a principle source of energy for cellular metabolism.

Glycogennoun

(carbohydrate) A polysaccharide that is the main form of carbohydrate storage in animals; converted to glucose as needed.

Glucosenoun

A variety of sugar occurring in nature very abundantly, as in ripe grapes, and in honey, and produced in great quantities from starch, etc., by the action of heat and acids. It is only about half as sweet as cane sugar. Called also dextrose, grape sugar, diabetic sugar, and starch sugar. See Dextrose.

Glycogennoun

A white, amorphous, tasteless substance resembling starch, soluble in water to an opalescent fluid. It is found abundantly in the liver of most animals, and in small quantity in other organs and tissues, particularly in the embryo. It is quickly changed into sugar when boiled with dilute sulphuric or hydrochloric acid, and also by the action of amylolytic ferments.

Glucosenoun

Any one of a large class of sugars, isometric with glucose proper, and including levulose, galactose, etc.

Glycogennoun

one form in which body fuel is stored; stored primarily in the liver and broken down into glucose when needed by the body

Glucosenoun

The trade name of a sirup, obtained as an uncrystallizable reside in the manufacture of glucose proper, and containing, in addition to some dextrose or glucose, also maltose, dextrin, etc. It is used as a cheap adulterant of sirups, beers, etc.

Glycogen

Glycogen is a multibranched polysaccharide of glucose that serves as a form of energy storage in animals, fungi, and bacteria. The polysaccharide structure represents the main storage form of glucose in the body.

Glucosenoun

a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms; an important source of physiological energy

Glucosenoun

a simple sugar which is an important energy source in living organisms and is a component of many carbohydrates.

Glucosenoun

a syrup containing glucose and other sugars, made by hydrolysis of starch and used in the food industry.

Glucose

Glucose is a simple sugar with the molecular formula C6H12O6. Glucose is the most abundant monosaccharide, a subcategory of carbohydrates.

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