Docusate meaning

dŏkyə-sāt
A surface-active agent, C20 H37 O7 S, given orally in the form of its sodium salt, that decreases surface tension in the intestinal tract and acts as a stool softener.
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A surface-active agent, C20 H37 O7 S, given orally in the form of its sodium salt, that decreases surface tension in the intestinal tract and acts as a stool softener.
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Origin of docusate

  • d(i)– oc(tyl) radical containing eight carbon atoms (oct(o)–) (–yl) -sate (shortening of sulfosuccinate one of its chemical constituents) (sulfo–) (succinate)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition