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fructosamine

Pronunciation: fruk-tos'a-men

Definition: A glycosylated protein; levels assayed in veterinary medicine to monitor control of diabetes mellitus. Used particularly in felines because cortisol-induced glucose swings are associated with stress of sampling for point assay of blood glucose levels. F. levels are monitored to assay average glycemic control.

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