casanthranol

casanthranol

 [kah-san´thrah-nol]
a purified mixture of glycosides derived from cascara sagrada; a cathartic.

casanthranol

/ca·san·thra·nol/ (kah-san´thrah-nōl) a purified mixture of glycosides derived from Cascara sagrada; used as a laxative.

casanthranol (k·sanˑ·thr·nlˈ),

n a laxative obtained from
Cascara sagrada.

casanthranol

a purified mixture of the anthranol glycosides derived from cascara sagrada; used as a laxative.
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Seven types of products act as laxatives; saline (phosphates and magnesium hydroxide and its salts); stimulants/irritants (cascara, bisacodyl, casanthranol, senna, and castor oil); bulking agents (methylcellulose, polycarbophil, and psyllium); emollient (mineral oil); fecal softeners (docusate); hyperosmotics (glycerin, lactulose); and tegaserod (Zelnorm).
There are seven types of products that act as laxatives: saline (phosphates and magnesium hydroxide and its salts), stimulants/irritants (cascara, bisacody1, casanthranol, senna, and castor oil), bulking agents (methylcellulose, polycarbophil, and psyllium), emollient (mineral oil), fecal softeners (docusate), hyperosmotics (glycerin, lactulose), and tegaserod (Zelnorm).