Importance
Source of energy from our diet
Stored genetic information
they form part of the structures of some cells and tissues
Certain carbohydrate derivatives are used as drugs, like cardiac glycosides / antibiotics.
Classification of carbohydrates
Number of sugar molecules
Monosaccharides
Disaccharides
Oligosaccharides
Polysaccharides

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