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Dextrose (Definition)

Dextrose is a nutritional agent which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.

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What does dextrose breakdown into?

What does dextrose breakdown into?

Energy: Dextrose or glucose, another name for the same molecule is used as a primary energy source by the body.Its breakdown to pyruvate gives rise the high energy products atp (adenosine triphosphate) and nadh (reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide).These provide power for the various metabolic needs of the cells. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Tip)

Diabetes

When a diabetic is injured, they should check their glucose levels. Trauma often leads to hyperglycemia. ...See more

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Capd 1. What is the normal elimination quantity of water when 2.5% and 4.25% dextrose dialysate is used for a patient ?

Capd  1.  What is the normal elimination quantity of water when 2.5% and 4.25% dextrose dialysate is used for a patient ?

See your nephrologis: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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Eat Healthier (Tip)

Eat Healthier

Eat a small portion of meat, fish, poultry, eggs or cheese with each meal to stabilize glucose. ...See more

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Why's thiamine administered with dextrose / saline IV infusion for diabetics?

Why's thiamine administered with dextrose / saline IV infusion for diabetics?

Neuron protection: Thiamine of vitamin b1 is an essential co factor in glucose metabolism so that if a person does not have adequate amount and a glucose load is given it can cause neuro toxicity manifested as delirium and occular abnormalities as seen in alcoholics being refed in the hospital. This is called wernick, korsakov syndrome. Diabetics with borderline nutrtional reserve could develop the same problem. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of taking creatine and dextrose?

Are there side effects of taking creatine and dextrose?

Dextrose: There is no need to take dextrose, sugars are in everything you eat. Creatine is just a weight builders hype. You spent a lot of money when you could have had a good steak instead. Eat and enjoy what your body needs to pound yourself to death the next day. I am an experienced marathoner and triathelete. ...Read more

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Diabetes Type 2 (Tip)

Diabetes Type 2

Take your log book and glucose meter to your doctor's appointments. ...See more

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What are the side effects of dextrose powder?

None: As long as you have a functioning pancreas (aka not diabetic) your body should handle dextrose just fine. ...Read more

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