blood-sugar defined in 1951 yearblood-sugar - blood-sugar;
blood-sugar - Glucose dissolved in blood. In vertebrates supplied to blood by liver (where it is stored as glycogen) and removed therefrom by all body cells for use as food. In mammals maintained at a fairly constant level (80-180 mg. per 100 cc. blood in man), chiefly controlled by hormones (insulin and glucagon from pancreas, adrenalin and glucocorticoids from adrenal gland). If level is too low (hypoglycaemia) the cells are starved, and this rapidly damages brain-cells; if too high (hyperglycaemia as in diabetes mellitus) glucose is excreted by kidney.
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