"Sorbitol" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
- Trommsdorff Brand of Sorbitol
- Pfizer Brand of Sorbitol
- Sorbitol Pfizer Brand
- Medefield Brand of Sorbitol
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