Definition: the recurring or persistent excretion of glucose in the urine, in association with blood glucose levels that remain in the normal range; results from the failure of proximal renal tubules to reabsorb glucose at a normal rate from the glomerular filtrate (low renal threshold); defect in the glucose carrier in the nephron.
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