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saccharin

 [sak´ah-rin]
a white, crystalline compound several hundred times sweeter than sucrose; used as a noncaloric sweetening agent, but now proved to be carcinogenic in test animals.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sac·cha·rin

(sak'ă-rin),
In dilute aqueous solution it is 300-500 times sweeter than sucrose; used as a noncaloric sweetening agent (sugar substitute); saccharin sodium and saccharin calcium have the same use.
Synonym(s): benzosulfimide
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saccharin

The cyclic imine of 2-sulfobenzoic acid, which is 500 times sweeter than sugar, used as an artificial sweetener.

Saccharin causes bladder tumours in rats if given in “mega” doses, and was temporarily withdrawn from the market; one pack of Sweet ‘n Low (a sugar substitute) contains 40 mg of saccharin.
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saccharin

Nutrition A cyclic imine of 2-sulfobenzoic acid, which is 500 times sweeter than sugar, and used as an artificial sweetener. See Artificial sweeteners. Cf Aspartame, Sweet protein.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sac·cha·rin

(sak'ă-rin)
In dilute aqueous solution it is 300-500 times sweeter than sucrose; used as a noncaloric sugar substitute.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sac·cha·rin

(sak'ă-rin)
Noncaloric sweetening agent (sugar substitute).
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012