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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Later in the study, the authors preferentially started using a balanced electrolyte purge solution such as Golytely (Braintree Laboratories, Braintree, Mass) or Colyte (Reed and Carnick, Piscataway, NJ).
Casey's career he was marketing manager for all of Schwarz's gastrointestinal products including CoLyte,(TM) a liquid purgative product.
The process of instilling and then flushing large volumes of irrigation solutions such as Colyte or Golytely is "unbelievably messy and labor-intensive," he said.