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[glycose + -uria]
An abnormal amount of glucose in the urine. Traces of sugar, esp. of glucose, may occur in normal urine but are not detected by ordinary qualitative methods. The presence of a reducing sugar found during routine urinalysis is suggestive but not diagnostic of diabetes mellitus. It is found when the blood glucose level exceeds the renal threshold (about 170 mg/dL of blood).
SYN: SEE: glucosuria
SEE: diabetes mellitus
glycosuric (glī″kō-shoor′ik), adj.

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