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Chemical Sugars

Name Sugars
Equivalent Term Sugar
Definition Short chain carbohydrate molecules that have hydroxyl groups attached to each carbon atom unit with the exception of one carbon that has a doubly-bond aldehyde or ketone oxygen. Cyclical sugar molecules are formed when the aldehyde or ketone groups respectively form a hemiacetal or hemiketal bond with one of the hydroxyl carbons. The three dimensional structure of the sugar molecule occurs in a vast array of biological and synthetic classes of specialized compounds including AMINO SUGARS; CARBASUGARS; DEOXY SUGARS; SUGAR ACIDS; SUGAR ALCOHOLS; and SUGAR PHOSPHATES.
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MeSH® ID D000073893
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ChemicalsCarbohydrates Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated phenotype references Has associated exposure references Sugars Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated phenotype references Has associated exposure references

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Sugars Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated phenotype references Has associated exposure references
View node Dietary Sugars Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated phenotype references
View node Disaccharides Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated phenotype references
View node Monosaccharides Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated phenotype references Has associated exposure references