Q: Carbohydrates (C-01)

Hyaluronidase has been used most commonly in eye surgery in combination with local anesthetics. This enzyme hydrolyses hyaluronic acid, a component of connective tissue, increasing tissue permeability and promoting the spread of other drugs (for example, increasing the onset of action for an anesthetic). Hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed by this enzyme, is a carbohydrate in the group of:


a)     monosaccharides

b)     disaccharides

c)      oligosaccharides

d)     homopolysaccharides

e)     heteropolysaccharides