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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We believe the data in our NDA demonstrate that Diacol tablets cleanse the colon as effectively as Cherry Flavor NuLYTELY(R), the leading liquid prescribed purgative product, and that Diacol demonstrated superior tolerability and strong patient preference compared to NuLYTELY.
Protocol F38-13/14 (2-Liter NuLytely plus Bisacodyl Regimen for Colonoscopy) and Braintree Protocol F38-20 (same title) iii.
With a high degree of statistical significance, each trial also indicates that Diacol tablets were greatly preferred by patients and were better tolerated than NuLYTELY.
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