Medical Definition of Polyethylene glycols

1. Alpha-hydro-omega-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyls). Additional polymers of ethylene oxide and water and their ethers. They vary in consistency from liquid to solid, depending on the molecular weight, indicated by a number following the name. Used as surfactants in industry, including foods, cosmetics and pharmaceutics; in biomedicine, as dispersing agents, solvents, ointment and suppository bases, vehicles, tablet excipient. Some specific groups are lauromagrogols, nonoxynols, octoxynols and poloxamers. Pharmacological action: excipient, pharmaceutic aid, solvents, surface-active agent, vehicles. (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polyethylene Glycols

polyetherimide
polyetherimides
polyethers
polyethersulfone
polyethersulfones
polyethersulphone
polyethersulphones
polyethism
polyethoxylated
polyethylene
polyethylene glycol
polyethylene glycol-glutaminase-asparaginase
polyethylene glycol-superoxide dismutase
polyethylene glycol-uricase
polyethylene glycol dehydrogenase
polyethylene glycols (current term)
polyethylene terephthalate
polyethylene terephthalates
polyethyleneglycol-asparaginase
polyethyleneimine
polyethyleneimines
polyethylenes
polyethylenic
polyethylenimine
polyextremophile
polyextremophilic
polyfactorial
polyfill
polyfluorene
polyfluorenes

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