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blood sugar

n.
1. Sugar in the form of glucose in the blood.
2. The concentration of glucose in the blood, measured in milligrams of glucose per 100 milliliters of blood. In both senses also called blood glucose.

blood sugar

n
(Medicine) med the glucose concentration in the blood: the normal fasting value is between 3.9 and 5.6 mmol/l

blood′ sug`ar


n.
1. glucose in the blood.
2. the quantity or percentage of glucose in the blood.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blood sugar - glucose in the bloodstream
glucose - a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms; an important source of physiological energy
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