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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A Comparison of Golytely and Standard Preparation for Barium Enema.
Braintree then improved on GoLYTELY with the approval of NuLYTELY(R) (PEG-3350, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate and potassium chloride for oral solution) which is a modified formulation of GoLYTELY that provides improved taste and has 52% less sodium than GoLYTELY.
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.