Chewing Gum Diarrhoea | definition of Chewing Gum Diarrhoea by Medical dictionary
Chewing Gum Diarrhoea
A type of osmotic diarrhoea caused by an excess of sugarless chewing gum, which contains hexitols—e.g., sorbitol and mannitol; hexitols are major constituents of sugar-free dietary foods, are not metabolized by bacteria, remain in the GI lumen, and increase intraluminal osmotic pressure, resulting in diarrhoea
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