Polyoxyl | definition of polyoxyl by Medical dictionary
a group of surfactants
numbered according to the average polymer length of oxyethylene units; polyoxyl 40 stearate and many others are used in pharmaceutical preparations.
polyoxyl /poly·ox·yl/ (-ok´sil) a group of surfactants consisting of a mixture of mono- and diesters of stearate and polyoxyethylene diols; they are numbered according to the average polymer length of oxyethylene units, e.g., polyoxyl 40 stearate, and many are used in pharmaceutical preparations.
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The less toxicity offered by nonionic surfactants like oleates, polysorbates, polyoxyls
, and so forth compared to ionic surfactants allows them to be used more commonly in the formulation of SMEDDS .