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Descriptor English:   Sorbitol 
Descriptor Spanish:   Sorbitol 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Sorbitol 
Synonyms English:   Medevac
Sorbilax
Yal
klysma Sorbit
Glucitol  
Tree Number:   D02.033.800.813
D09.853.813
Definition English:   A polyhydric alcohol with about half the sweetness of sucrose. Sorbitol occurs naturally and is also produced synthetically from glucose. It was formerly used as a diuretic and may still be used as a laxative and in irrigating solutions for some surgical procedures. It is also used in many manufacturing processes, as a pharmaceutical aid, and in several research applications. 
Pharmacological Action:   Cathartics
Indicators and Reagents
Sweetening Agents
 
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AD administration & dosage AE adverse effects
AG agonists AA analogs & derivatives
AN analysis AI antagonists & inhibitors
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CS chemical synthesis CH chemistry
CL classification EC economics
HI history IM immunology
IP isolation & purification ME metabolism
PK pharmacokinetics PD pharmacology
PO poisoning RE radiation effects
ST standards SD supply & distribution
TU therapeutic use TO toxicity
UR urine  
Record Number:   13395 
Unique Identifier:   D013012 

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