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Somogyi method

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Definition

noun

The quantitative determination of reducing sugars in terms of Somogyi unit


Supplement

The Somogyi method is the most frequently used method to determine the level of reducing sugars in human blood. The procedure measures the level of activity of amylase in the blood serum in terms of Somogyi unit. One unit is equivalent to 1mg of reducing sugar freed as glucose for every 100 ml of serum.


Word origin: named after the biochemist, Michael Somogyi, who first described the method

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