lactulose

noun

lac·​tu·​lose ˈlak-t(y)u̇-ˌlōs How to pronounce lactulose (audio) -ˌlōz How to pronounce lactulose (audio)
: a synthetic disaccharide C12H22O11 used as a laxative for chronic constipation and as an acidifier to reduce blood ammonia levels causing neurological symptoms in advanced liver disease

Note: Lactulose is used in solution for oral or rectal administration.

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“Lactulose.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lactulose. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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