name: mannose metabolic process
def: "The chemical reactions and pathways involving mannose, the aldohexose manno-hexose, the C-2 epimer of glucose. The D-(+)-form is widely distributed in mannans and hemicelluloses and is of major importance in the core oligosaccharide of N-linked oligosaccharides of glycoproteins." [ISBN:0198506732]
synonym: "mannose metabolism" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0019318 ! hexose metabolic process
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