dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate

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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.

dioctyl calcium sulfosuccinate, dioctyl potassium sulfosuccinate, dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate

See docusate.

dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate

Previously used name for docusate sodium.

dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate

docusate sodium; abbreviated DSS. Used pharmacologically as a fecal softener, wetting agent and cathartic. Overdosing in horses for the treatment of impaction colic can cause deaths preceded by paralytic ileus, severe dehydration and diarrhea.