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Related to mannite: mannitol, quinine


The hexahydric alcohol, widespread in plants, derived by reduction of d-fructose or of d-mannose; used in renal function testing to measure glomerular filtration, and intravenously as an osmotic diuretic.
Synonym(s): manna sugar, mannite




A hexahydric sugar alcohol, which is used clinically as an osmotic diuretic to reduce brain swelling and intracranial pressure and to manage oliguric renal failure. It is also used to prime heart-lung pumps, to increase hydration of the upper airways in patients with cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis, for acute glaucoma in veterinary medicine, and as a laxative.
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Diluents and adulterants, such as quinine hydrochloride, mannitol, mannite, dextrose, and lactose used, intended for use, or designed for use in cutting controlled substances.