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lactulose

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noun lac·tu·lose \ ˈlak-t(y)u̇-ˌlōs , -ˌlōz \

medical Definition of lactulose

: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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