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Sorbitol MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Sorbitol
Tree Number(s)
D02.033.800.813
D09.853.813
Unique ID
D013012
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013012
Scope Note
A polyhydric alcohol with about half the sweetness of sucrose. Sorbitol occurs naturally and is also produced synthetically from glucose. It was formerly used as a diuretic and may still be used as a laxative and in irrigating solutions for some surgical procedures. It is also used in many manufacturing processes, as a pharmaceutical aid, and in several research applications.
Entry Term(s)
Glucitol
Medevac
Sorbilax
Yal
klysma Sorbit
Pharm Action
Cathartics
Indicators and Reagents
Sweetening Agents
Registry Number
506T60A25R
Related Numbers
50-70-4
CAS Type 1 Name
D-Glucitol
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/07/01
Sorbitol Preferred
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