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why doesn't hemolysis occur when erythrocytes are placed in dextrose?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
It's glucose: An isotonic solution of glucose is just a healthy nutrient solution. It's the fuel that red cells use for generating the little bit of energy they need.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Is there any sickness that is is treated by giving dextrose?

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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Dextrose: We use that to treat diabetics with hypoglycemic reactions. Also starving kids with diarrhea and vomiting. There is no reason that anyone that can eat should use it--unless you want to sweeten your coffee.
A 41-year-old male asked:

Dextrose is it bad?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Dextrose: Is d isomer of glucose, or simple sugar. It is a necessary fuel source for humans. I suppose too much of it taken by mouth could be bad because it might raise blood sugar and Insulin requirements. But so are a lot of other things when taken in extreme amounts.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the benefits of dextrose powder?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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None. : Hi. Boy, THAT was easy! Dextrose is just glucose. Do YOU think powdered sugar does you any good...unless you're a diabetic treating hypoglycemia??? 4 calories/gram
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are effects of dextrose powder?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
It's sugar: And it's exactly the same as eating the same amount of table sugar.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of dextrose powder?

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Dr. William Nall
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
None: As long as you have a functioning pancreas (aka not diabetic) your body should handle dextrose just fine.

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