lactulose

noun
lac·​tu·​lose | \ ˈlak-t(y)u̇-ˌlōs How to pronounce lactulose (audio) , -ˌlōz How to pronounce lactulose (audio) \

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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“Lactulose.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lactulose. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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