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Sorbitol

Introduction: Sorbitol

Description of Sorbitol

Sorbitol: 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.
Source: Diseases Database

Sorbitol: six-carbon sugar alcohol with about half the sweetness of sucrose; occurs naturally and is also produced synthetically from glucose.
Source: CRISP

Sorbitol: 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.
Source: MeSH 2007

Sorbitol: Related Topics

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Terms Similar to Sorbitol:

  • Glucitol

Source - MeSH 2007

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Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Sorbitol

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

The term Sorbitol can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Sorbitol

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