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[man-i-tawl, -tol] /ˈmæn ɪˌtɔl, -ˌtɒl/

Chemistry. a white, crystalline, sweetish, water-soluble, carbohydrate alcohol, C 6 H 8 (OH) 6 , occurring in three optically different forms, the common one being found in the manna of the ash Fraxinus ornus and in other plants: used chiefly in the manufacture of resins, electrolytic condensers for radios, plasticizers, and , and as a pill excipient.
Pharmacology. the substance used as an osmotic diuretic to reduce intraocular and intracranial pressures.
a white crystalline water-soluble sweet-tasting alcohol, found in plants and used in diet sweets and as a dietary supplement (E421). Formula: C6H14O6

mannitol man·ni·tol (mān’ĭ-tôl’, -tōl’)
A white, crystalline, water-soluble, slightly sweet alcohol, used as a dietary supplement and dietetic sweetener and in medical tests of renal function.
(mān’ĭ-tôl’, -tōl’)
A white, crystalline, water-soluble, slightly sweet alcohol that is used as a dietary supplement and dietetic sweetener and in medical tests of kidney function. Mannitol occurs naturally as an important food storage and transportation molecule in brown algae like kelp. Chemical formula: C6H14O6.


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    mannosidosis man·no·si·do·sis (mān’ə-sĭ-dō’sĭs) n. An inherited disorder caused by the deficiency of an enzyme necessary for the metabolism of mannose and characterized by mental retardation, kyphosis, and an enlarged tongue, with the accumulation of mannose in the body tissues.

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