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Mannitol MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Mannitol
Tree Number(s)
D02.033.800.609
D09.853.609
Unique ID
D008353
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008353
Scope Note
A diuretic and renal diagnostic aid related to sorbitol. It has little significant energy value as it is largely eliminated from the body before any metabolism can take place. It can be used to treat oliguria associated with kidney failure or other manifestations of inadequate renal function and has been used for determination of glomerular filtration rate. Mannitol is also commonly used as a research tool in cell biological studies, usually to control osmolarity.
Entry Term(s)
(L)-Mannitol
Osmitrol
Osmofundin
Pharm Action
Diuretics, Osmotic
Sweetening Agents
Registry Number
3OWL53L36A
Related Numbers
643-01-6
69-65-8
87-78-5
CAS Type 1 Name
D-Mannitol
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Mannitol Preferred
Osmitrol Narrower
Osmofundin Narrower
(L)-Mannitol Related
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