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Medical Term:

aldose reductase


an oxidoreductase that reversibly converts aldoses to alditols (glucose to sorbitol) with NADPH as hydride donor, an important step in the metabolism of sorbitol and in the formation of diabetes-associated cataracts.

See Also: d-sorbitol-6-phosphate dehydrogenase

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