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docusate

 [dok´u-sāt]
any of a group of anionic surfactants widely used as emulsifying, wetting, and dispersing agents.
docusate calcium an ionic surfactant used as a stool softener.
docusate potassium an anionic surfactant used as a stool softener; administered orally.
docusate sodium an ionic surfactant used as a stool softener.

docusate

/doc·u·sate/ (dok´u-sāt) any of a group of anionic surfactants widely used as emulsifying, wetting, and dispersing agents; the calcium, potassium, and sodium salts are used as stool softeners.

docusate

(dŏk′yə-sāt′)
n.
A surface-active agent, C20H37O7S, given orally in the form of its sodium salt, that decreases surface tension in the intestinal tract and acts as a stool softener.

docusate

[dok′yo̅o̅sāt]
a stool softener. Also called dioctyl calcium sulfosuccinate, dioctyl potassium sulfosuccinate, dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate.
indication It is prescribed in the treatment of constipation.
contraindications Signs or symptoms of appendicitis, concomitant administration of mineral oil, or known hypersensitivity to the drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects No serious adverse reactions are known.
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