This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word lactulose
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A disaccharide of galactose and fructose formed when milk is heated
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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 formed from one molecule each of the simple sugars fructose and galactose. It is produced commercially by isomerization of lactose.
It is broadly classified as an osmotic laxative.
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A synthetic disaccharide used in the treatment of constipation and hepatic encephalopathy. It has also been used in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p887)