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Glycerin (glycerol) is 3-carbon alcohol naturally occurring in the human body. It is the structural backbone triacylglycerol molecules, and can also be converted to a glycolytic substrate for subsequent metabolism. Glycerin is a colorless, odorless, viscous, sweet-tasting liquid. The FDA classifies glycerol as "generally recognized as safe". Glycerin is used in the pharmaceutical industry as a sweetener in syrups, lozenges, and as an excipient in eyewash solutions. As an individual prescription product, glycerin has uses as a hyperosmotic, osmotic diuretic, and ophthalmic agent. It may be used as an eye drop in the treatment of glaucoma to reduce intraocular pressure, as a solution or suppository for short-term treatment of constipation, to evacuate the bowel prior to a colonoscopy, and in some ocular surgeries. It may be given intravenously to reduce pressure inside the brain and used externally on the skin as a moisturizer. Glycerin has many other uses in the agricultural, food and pharmaceutical industry.   NCATS

  • SMILES: OCC(O)CO
  • InChIKey: PEDCQBHIVMGVHV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • Mol. Mass: 92.0938
  • ALogP: -1.67
  • ChEMBL Molecule:
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  • Black Box: No
  • Availability: Prescription Only
  • Delivery Methods: Parenteral
  • Pro Drug: No

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United States

$0.0333 - $0.3925
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1,2,3-propanetriol | 1,2,3-triglycerol | 1,2,3-trihydroxypropane | e422 | glycerin | glycerin,anhydrous | glycerin, anhydrous | glycerine | glycérine | glycerinum | glycerol | glycérol | glycogelatin | glycyl alcohol | glyzerin | keybells | monoctanoin component d | nirolex | ölsüß | ophthalgan | optim | osmoglyn | propane-1,2,3-triol | propanetriol | senokot direct relief | tixylix baby | tixylix toddler | trihydroxypropane | waterhouse

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