Benedict's solution


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Benedict's solution

 [ben´ĕ-dikts]
a chemical solution used to determine the presence of glucose and other reducing substances in the urine.

Benedict's solution

(bĕn′ĭ-dĭkts)
n.
A solution of sodium citrate, sodium carbonate, and copper sulfate that changes from blue to yellow or red in the presence of reducing sugars, such as glucose. Also called Benedict's reagent.