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sorbitol

 [sor´bĭ-tol]
a six-carbon sugar alcohol from a variety of fruits, found in lens deposits in diabetes mellitus. A pharmaceutical preparation is used as a sweetening agent and osmotic laxative, and in drugs as a tablet excipient, moistening agent, and stabilizer.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sor·bi·tol

(sōr'bi-tol),
A reduction product of glucose and sorbose found in the berries of the rowan/mountain ash, Sorbus aucuparia (family Rosaceae), and in many fruits and seaweeds. It has many industrial and pharmaceutical uses; medicinally, it is used as a laxative and as a sweetening agent, and is almost completely metabolized (to CO2 and H2O); accumulates in Type 1 diabetes mellitus; elevated levels can cause osmotic damage.
Synonym(s): sorbite
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sorbitol

(sôr′bĭ-tôl′, -tōl′, -tŏl′)
n.
A white, sweetish, crystalline alcohol, C6H8(OH)6, found in various berries and fruits or prepared synthetically and used as a flavoring agent, a sugar substitute for people with diabetes, and a moisturizer in cosmetics and other products.
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sorbitol

A polyhydroxyl alcohol or polyol synthesized from glucose by aldose reductase in neural tissue, produced in excess in DM; sorbitol may be further metabolized to fructose, which together cause ↑ osmotic pressure, intracellular edema, Schwann cell swelling, anoxia and nerve demyelination; it has been implicated in diabetic neuropathy; it has been used as an artificial sweetener. Cf Advanced glycosylation endproducts.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sor·bi·tol

(sōr'bi-tol)
Reduction product in many fruits and seaweeds that has many industrial and pharmaceutical uses; used as a laxative and as a sweetening agent.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sorbitol

A sweetening agent derived from glucose.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

sor·bi·tol

(sōr'bi-tol)
Reduction product of glucose and sorbose found in the berries of rowan/mountain ash, Sorbus aucuparia, and in many other fruits and seaweeds. Has many industrial and pharmaceutical uses.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Moreover, we found six lower amino acid metabolites including galactose glucitol, phenylalanine, glutamic acid, Lisoleucine, ornithine, and lysine content of infertile males with KYDS compared with HC (Figure 3).
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Determination of cellulose contents in liquefaction residues.--The glucose content of the hydrolyzate, after determining the acid-soluble polyphenols content, was determined by first converting it to glucitol acetate in accordance with the TAPPI test method (T 249 cm-00) and then analyzing it by GC (GC-17A; Shimadzu) equipped with an FID and an SP-2380 silica-fused capillary column (30-m by 0.32-mm i.d., 0.25-[micro]m film thickness).
Other ingredients that are part of the aqueous solution can include plant and flower petal extracts, including witch hazel (Hamamelis extracts), or other biologically-active materials such as amino acids (eg L-carnitine) or substances with osmotic activity (eg erythritol or glucitol).
Research firm IMARC Group expects global sorbitol volumes to increase at a CAGR of 2% during 2013-2017, according to its latest report titled “Global Sorbitol (Glucitol) Market Report & Forecast: Market Size, Share, Growth, Production Capacity, Price, Applications, Feedstocks, Manufacturers and Forecast: 2013 - 2017.” The report which has done a comprehensive analysis on the global sorbitol market expects demand to reach 2.5 Million MT by 2017.