lactulose

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lac·tu·lose 'lak-t(y)u̇-.lōs, -.lōz n a cathartic disaccharide C12H22O11 used to treat chronic constipation and disturbances of function in the central nervous system accompanying severe liver disease

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n.
a disaccharide sugar that acts as a gentle but effective laxative. It is administered by mouth but is not absorbed or broken down, remaining intact until it reaches the colon. There it is split by bacteria into simpler sugars that help to retain water, thereby softening the stools. Trade names: Duphalac, Lactugal.

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lac·tu·lose (lakґtu-lōs) a synthetic disaccharide used as a cathartic and to enhance excretion or formation of ammonia in the treatment of portosystemic encephalopathy, including the stages of hepatic precoma and coma.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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