mannitol mannitol

Definition(s):

  • (n) a diuretic (trade name Osmitrol) used to promote the excretion of urine

Usage(s):

  • To ease his heart pains he takes mannitol hexanitrate tablets and chases them with Martinis.

News

  1. Sweet success? Study backs mannitol for Parkinson’s disease

    The sweetener mannitol may help decrease the risk of Parkinson's disease by reducing the potentially dangerous 'clumping' of proteins in the brain, according to new research.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Nutraingredients.com

  2. Artificial Sweetener Has Potential To Be Parkinson's Treatment

    Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) say an artificial sweetener could be a potential treatment for Parkinson's disease . According to findings reported in the Journal of Biological Chemistry , mannitol, a common component of sugar-free gum and candy, helps prevent clumps of the protein a-synuclein from forming in the brain, which is a ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  3. Artificial sweetener a potential treatment for Parkinson's disease

    Mannitol is widely used as an artificial sweetener in gum and candy, and, with FDA sanction, is also used as a diuretic. Now medical researchers have found that mannitol could also be a novel therapy for the treatment of Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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