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    Glucose is frequently administered intravenonusly to patients as a food source. A new resident at the hospital suggests administering glucose-6-phosphate instead. Glucose-6-phosphate requires ATP and you consider the possibility that administering glucose-6-phosphate might save the patient energy.

    Should you use the residents' suggestion?

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    No. Not a good idea.

    Although it is true that glucose-6-phosphate is produced from glucose and ATP, the issue about saving energy is bogus. The ...

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