Introduction to the Digestive System of the Human Body

Monosaccharides are simple sugars that have the general chemical formula (CH2O)n.

Monosaccharides can have between 3 and 9 carbon atoms.
The most common monosaccharides have 5 or 6 carbon atoms.

How monosaccharides are described

Monosaccharides are classified according to the number of carbon atoms they have:

  • trioses have 3 carbon atoms,
  • tetroses have 4 carbon atoms,
  • pentoses have 5 carbon atoms,
  • hexoses have 6 carbon atoms.

In the News:

In the News:

Psychological benefits of different types of natural environments - 2 Nov '17

Short simple mindfulness training could help drinkers reduce alcohol intake - 24 Aug '17

Health uses of the drumstick tree (India) - 2 May '16

Harnessing the healing properties of honey to help combat antimicrobial resistance - 29 Apr '16

Aromatherapy Book wins Botanical Literature Award (USA) - 19 Feb '16

Yoga practice associated with better general wellness - 5 Nov '15

Prisoners who do yoga might benefit psychologically - 11 Jul '13

Acupuncture can help treat lung disease - 17 May '12

Angel Heiglot is associated with snow storms and is said to rule the first hour of the day.

This is not medical, First Aid or other advice and is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment. Consult an expert in person. Care has been taken when compiling this page but accuracy cannot be guaranteed. This material is copyright.

IvyRose Holistic Health 2003-2017.