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Princeton's WordNet

  1. isosorbide, Isordilnoun

    drug (trade name Isordil) used to treat angina pectoris and congestive heart failure


  1. isosorbidenoun

    A bicyclic derivative of furan whose nitrates are used as vasodilators


  1. Isosorbide

    Isosorbide is a bicyclic chemical compound from the group of diols and the oxygen-containing heterocycles, containing two fused furan rings. The starting material for isosorbide is D-sorbitol, which is obtained by catalytic hydrogenation of D-glucose, which is in turn produced by hydrolysis of starch. Isosorbide is discussed as a plant-based platform chemical from which biodegradable derivatives of various functionality can be obtained. In 2020, it was the 114th most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 5 million prescriptions.


  1. isosorbide

    Isosorbide is a type of bioactive compound derived from glucose that is often used in medication for the treatment of diseases such as angina and heart failure. It is a diol (a type of alcohol) and is usually created through the dehydration of sorbitol, a sugar alcohol. Its chemical formula is C6H10O4. Apart from medical uses, it can also be used in the manufacturing of polymers.


  1. Isosorbide

    Isosorbide is a heterocyclic compound that is derived from glucose. It is a white solid that is prepared from glucose. It is used in medicine and has been touted as a potential biofeedstock.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Isosorbide

    1,4:3,6-Dianhydro D-glucitol. Chemically inert osmotic diuretic used mainly to treat hydrocephalus; also used in glaucoma.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of isosorbide in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of isosorbide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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