Definition of Mannitol

1. Noun. A diuretic (trade name Osmitrol) used to promote the excretion of urine.

Exact synonyms: Osmitrol
Generic synonyms: Diuretic, Diuretic Drug, Water Pill
Language type: Trade Name



Definition of Mannitol

1. n. The technical name of mannite. See Mannite.

Definition of Mannitol

1. Noun. (organic compound) a polyhydroxy alcohol, an isomer of sorbitol, used as an artificial sweetener ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mannitol

1. an alcohol [n -S] - See also: alcohol

Medical Definition of Mannitol

1. A medication given to reduce brain swelling and elevated intracranial pressure. Also used to temporarily disrupt the blood-brain barrier prior to some forms of chemotherapy. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mannitol

mannide
mannies
mannikin
mannikins
manning
mannish
mannishly
mannishness
mannishnesses
mannitan
mannitate
mannitates
mannite
mannites
mannitic
mannitol (current term)
mannitol - mannose 1-oxidoreductase
mannitol dehydrogenase
mannitol hexanitrate
mannitol phosphates
mannitols
mannitose
mannoheptulose
mannokinase
mannomustine
mannonate
mannonates
mannopeptimycin
mannopeptimycins
mannopine cyclase

Literary usage of Mannitol

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1. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"If insufficient mannitol or glycerol are present the color change takes place too soon, ... Fifty cc. of neutral glycerol or 1 gram of mannitol are added, ..."

2. Treatise on General and Industrial Organic Chemistry by Ettore Molinari (1921)
"but especially in the manna ash (Fraxinus ornus), the dried juice of which forms ordinary manna ;1 from this alcohol extracte pure mannitol, which may be ..."

3. A Text-book of Quantitative Chemical Analysis by Gravimetric, Electrolytic by John Charles Olsen (1916)
"Jones's mannitol Method.—Another method of titrating boric acid has been based on the fact that in the presence of manni- tol the acidity is sufficiently ..."

4. A Text-book of Quantitative Chemical Analysis by Gravimetric, Electrolytic by John Charles Olsen (1904)
"Jones's mannitol Method.—Another method of titrating boric acid has been based on ... A pinch of mannitol is then thrown in, which bleaches the red color. ..."

5. The Chemical Synthesis of Vital Products and the Interrelations Between by Raphael Meldola (1904)
"mannitol is formed during the lactic fermentation of sugar (Liebig, Jahres- ber. ... The sugar in wine is converted into mannitol during the degeneration ..."

6. Victor Von Richter's Organic Chemistry; Or, Chemistry of the Carbon by Victor von Richter, Richard Anschütz, Georg Schroeter (1899)
"The ordinary, or d-mannitol, occurs rather frequently in plants and in the ... mannitol crystallizes from alcohol in delicate needles, and from water in ..."

7. Chemistry of the Carbon Compounds; Or, Organic Chemistry by Victor von Richter (1885)
"mannitol is also obtained by extracting manna with alcohol and allowing the ... mannitol forms delicate needles or rhombic prisms ; it dissolves in 5 parts ..."

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