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Medical Term:

glycosylation

Pronunciation: gli'ko-si-la'shun

Definition: Formation of linkages with glycosyl groups, as between d-glucose and the hemoglobin chain to form the fraction hemoglobin AIc, the level of which rises in association with the elevated concentration of d-glucose in blood concentration in poorly controlled or uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.

See Also: glycosylated hemoglobin

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