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Pronunciation: man'i-tol

Definition: The hexahydric alcohol, widespread in plants, derived by reduction of d-fructose or of d-mannose; used in renal function testing to measure glomerular filtration, and intravenously as an osmotic diuretic.

Synonym(s): manna sugar, mannite

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