A drug used to decrease swelling of the brain and to treat kidney failure. Mannitol can also be used to open the blood-brain barrier, which allows anticancer medicines to enter the brain and treat brain tumors.

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  • Mannitol — Général Nom IUPAC hexane 1,2,3,4,5,6 hexol Synonymes D mannitol …   Wikipédia en Français

  • mannitol — [ manitɔl ] n. m. • 1924; angl. mannitol (1879), ou réfect. en ol de mannite, 1815, de 1. manne ♦ Biochim. Polyalcool cristallin blanc, présent à l état libre ou combiné chez de nombreux êtres vivants. On dit aussi MANNITE n. f. ● mannitol nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • mannitol — man ni*tol, n. [Mannite + ol.] 1. (Chem.) A white crystalline hexose ({HO.CH2.(CHOH)4.CH2.OH}) of a sweet taste obtained from a so called manna, the dried sap of the flowering ash ({Fraxinus ornus}); called also {mannite}, and {hydroxy hexane}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mannitol — [man′ə tôl΄, man′ətōl΄] n. [< MANNITE + OL1] a colorless, crystalline sugar alcohol, C6H8 (OH) 6, occurring in various plants and animals …   English World dictionary

  • Mannitol — D Mannitol Systematic (IUPAC) name (2 …   Wikipedia

  • Mannitol — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Mannitol Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mannitol — (= D mannitol) Hexitol related to D mannose. Found in plants, particularly fungi and seaweeds …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • mannitol — /man i tawl , tol /, n. 1. Chem. a white, crystalline, sweetish, water soluble, carbohydrate alcohol, C6H8(OH)6, occurring in three optically different forms, the common one being found in the manna of the ash Fraxinus ornus and in other plants:… …   Universalium

  • mannitol — The hexahydric alcohol, widespread in plants, derived by reduction of fructose; used in renal function testing to measure glomerular filtration, and intravenously as an osmotic diuretic. SYN: manna s …   Medical dictionary

  • mannitol — manitolis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Manozės redukcijos produktas. formulė H(CHOH)₆H atitikmenys: angl. mannite; mannitol rus. маннит; маннитол …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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