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Descriptor English: Sorbitol
Descriptor Spanish: Sorbitol
Descriptor Portuguese: Sorbitol
Descriptor French: Sorbitol
Entry term(s): Glucitol
Medevac
Sorbilax
Yal
klysma Sorbit
Tree number(s): D02.033.800.813
D09.853.813
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013012
Scope note: 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.
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Pharm Action: Cathartics
Indicators and Reagents
Sweetening Agents
Registry Number: 506T60A25R
CAS Type 1 Name: D-Glucitol
DeCS ID: 13395
Unique ID: D013012
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/07/01
Sorbitol - Preferred
Concept UI M0020169
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Sorbitol
Entry term(s) Glucitol
Yal - Narrower
Concept UI M0475713
Preferred term Yal
Sorbilax - Narrower
Concept UI M0475712
Preferred term Sorbilax
klysma Sorbit - Narrower
Concept UI M0475710
Preferred term klysma Sorbit
Medevac - Narrower
Concept UI M0475711
Preferred term Medevac



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