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LACTULOSE

A synthetic disaccharide used in the treatment of constipation and hepatic encephalopathy. It has also been used in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders. Pharmacological action: cathartic, gastrointestinal agents. Chemical name: D-Fructose, 4-O-beta-D-galactopyranosyl-
methylglucamine diatrizoate   methylglutaconyl-CoA hydratase   methylglyoxal   methylglyoxalase   methylglyoxal dehydrogenase   methyl green   methyl green-pyronin stain   methyl group   (0)
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