alimentary glycosuriamedical dictionary

Glycosuria developing after the ingestion of a moderate amount of sugar or starch, which normally is disposed of without appearing in the urine, because rate of intestinal absorption exceeds capacity of the liver and the other tissues to remove the glucose, thus allowing blood glucose levels to become high enough for renal excretion to occur.

Synonyms: alimentary diabetes, digestive glycosuria.

(05 Mar 2000)