mannitol : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • To ease his heart pains he takes mannitol hexanitrate tablets and chases them with Martinis.
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  • 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.
    June 18, 2013 -
  • Artificial Sweetener Has Potential To Be Parkinson's Treatment
    Lee Rannals for – 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 ...
    June 18, 2013 - redOrbit
  • 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.
    June 17, 2013 - Science Daily

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