polyethylene glycol

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polyethylene glycol

(PEG): see glycolglycol
, dihydric alcohol in which the two hydroxyl groups are bonded to different carbon atoms; the general formula for a glycol is (CH2)n(OH)2.
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polyethylene glycol

[¦päl·ē′eth·ə‚lēn ′glī‚kȯl]
(organic chemistry)
Any of a family of colorless, water-soluble liquids with molecular weights from 200 to 6000; soluble also in aromatic hydrocarbons (not aliphatics) and many organic solvents; used to make emulsifying agents and detergents, and as plasticizers, humectants, and water-soluble textile lubricants.
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Although both agents showed adequate bowel cleansing in a prospective, randomized, blinded clinical trial, GoLytely achieved better cleansing of the overall bowel and three individual segments of the colon, as measured by the Ottawa Bowel Preparation Scale (OBPS) score, said Dr.
Double-dose magnesium citrate, Good cleansing, little retained one packet senna granules OR 2 bowel fluid packets sodium picosulfate * All preps with the exception of GoLytely are accompanied by a liquid diet or a low-residue diet for 24 to 48 hours prior to examination.
Braintree Laboratories pioneered the first gastrointestinal lavage in 1984 with the introduction of GoLYTELY (PEG-3350 and electrolytes for oral solution), which was soon adopted as a standard prepping procedure prior to colonoscopy.
Milwaukee, WI; GoLYTELY, Braintree Laboratories, Inc.
This is accomplished using either a preparation kit (eg, Fleet Prep Kit 1, Fleet Pharmaceuticals, Lynchburg, Va) or a polyethylene glycol (PEG) electolyte solution (eg, GoLytely, Braintree Laboratories, Braintree, Mass).
Table 4 Number of subjects using different types of laxatives Prescribed Over the counter Metamucil 0 2 Senakot 0 2 Durolax 0 4 Agarol 1 3 NuLax 0 2 Coloxyl 2 0 Alvacol 1 0 Epsom Salts 0 1 Golytely 1 0 Table 5 Mean daily consumption of serves of cereals, vegetables and fruits in constipated and not-constipated male subjects (n = daily) Number of serves Cereals Vegetables Fruit Male subjects 3.
Use of oral GoLytely solution in relief of refractory fecal impaction.
If the constipation does not respond, then a liquid osmotic agent (a medication that brings extra water into the bowel) -- GoLYTELY [R] -- may need to be administered under the direction of a physician.