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Definition of Lactulose

Lactulose Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
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    USP DI - Laxatives (Oral)
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Drug used to treat chronic constipation and disturbances of function in the central nervous system accompanying severe liver disease, also used to treat encephalopathy (brain fog)
Lactulose Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Lactulose is a synthetic, non-digestible sugar used in the treatment of chronic constipation and hepatic encephalopathy, a complication of liver disease. It is a disaccharide (double-sugar) formed from one molecule each of the simple sugars (monosaccharides) fructose and galactose. Lactulose is not normally present in raw milk, but is a product due to the heat-processes: the more the heat, the more the presence of this substance (from 3.5 mg/l in low temperature pasteurized milk to 744 mg/l in in-container sterilized milk). It is produced commercially by isomerization of lactose.

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