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Benedict’s solution

a reagent solution containing cupric sulfate, sodium citrate, and sodium carbonate and used to detect glucose in the urine.
a chemical solution used to detect the presence of glucose and other reducing sugars. Medically, it is used to test the urine of diabetics


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