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dextrosedex‧trose /ˈdekstrəʊz, -strəʊs $ -stroʊz, -stroʊs/ noun [uncountable]  HBHCDFNHBa type of sugar that is in many sweet fruits
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dextroseIf there is no response to glucagon after 10 minutes intravenous dextrose should be given.Many general practitioners will know the unpleasant effect that a broken phial of dextrose has on the inside of a medical bag.McGregor etal have shown that dextrose given intravenously inhibits meal stimulated intraduodenal bilirubin output.Both treatments produce a good response, though dextrose acts almost immediately and glucagon takes one to two minutes.
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