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Definition of the noun Docusate

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  1. A particular surfactant, used as a stool softener or laxative. If used as stool softener, administered orally as a gelcap or as liquid. The laxative effect is minimal to mild if administered orally and usually takes 1 to 3 days to produce results. As a stimulant laxative, administered rectally in liquid form, usually as a prepackaged mini-enema, typically resulting in a bowel movement in 20 minutes or less.


Docusate a.k.a. Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate: The sodium salt of docusate, a dioctyl salt and an emollient laxative with stool-softening activity. Docusate decreases surface tension and emulsification of fecal matter and allows water to penetrate and mix with stool. As a result, it softens the stool.

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Google previewUSMLE Step 1 Lecture Notes 2017: Pharmacology (2017)

by Kaplan Medical

Docusate is a stool-softening laxative that facilitates mixing of oil and water via its surfactant properties. Drugs that have muscarinic blocking effects, such as scopolamine and the antihistamines diphenhydramine and promethazine, ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Review of the NAVLE (2009)

by Patricia Schenck

Emollient laxatives: Docusate is a mild laxative, and its efficacy depends on patient hydration 4. Osmotic laxatives: Lactulose is the most clinically useful and effective. It is safe for longterm use 5. Stimulant laxatives: Bisacodyl is the most ...

Google previewNCLEX-RN Exam Cram (2016)

by Wilda Rinehart, Diann Sloan, Clara Hurd

Docusate is a laxative and, if overingested, can cause diarrhea and acidosis. 52. 53.

Google previewSaunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination (2014)

by Linda Anne Silvestri

Rationale: Docusate is a stool softener that promotes absorption of water into the stool, producing a softer consistency of stool. The intended ...

Google previewNon-prescription Medicines (2010)

by Alan Nathan

Used alone, docusate is a weak laxative; however, it is considered useful for patients in whom straining at stool must be avoided, for example following an operation or myocardial infarction. Docusate is non-absorbable and non-toxic, but it is ...

Google previewPediatric Neurogastroenterology (2016)

Gastrointestinal Motility and Functional Disorders in Children by Christophe Faure, Nikhil Thapar, Carlo Di Lorenzo

Sodium docusate is a mainly rectally administered lubricant, although oral products exist. Sodium docusate has surface-active properties that induce retention of water in the stools, which gives it its lubricating property [80, 88]. There is no ...

Google previewPrioritization, Delegation, & Management of Care for the NCLEX-RN® Exam (2014)

by Ray A Hargrove-Huttel, Kathryn Cadenhead Colgrove

Docusate is a stool softener. Nothing in the stem or the MAR indicates a problem with administering this medication. The nurse would administer this medication. 4 . Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering medication. Nothing in the stem or the MAR ...

Google previewDrug Therapy in Nursing (2009)

by Diane S. Aschenbrenner, Samantha J. Venable

Stool Softeners Docusate is a stool softener (surfactant). It has detergent activity and facilitates the addition of fat and water into the stool to soften it. It does not stimulate peristalsis. It is used prophylactically to prevent constipation in patients ...

Google previewHandbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine (2000)

by Division of Palliative Care University of Manitoba Harvey Max Chochinov Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine, William Breitbart Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Sodium docusate is a contact cathartic ...

Google previewStudy Guide for the Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing (2015)

by ONS, June Eilers, Martha Langhorne, Regina Fink

Docusate is an emollient and lubricant laxative that softens hardened stool and facilitates passage through the lower intestine. Sodium phosphate does not stimulate smooth muscle; it increases the bulk of the stool by causing water retention.

Google previewLippincott's Illustrated Q&A Review of Pharmacology (2013)

by Stanley Zaslau

Docusate is a surfactant and allows water and lipids to penetrate, bulk up, and soften stool without directly stimulating peristalsis. Docusate is therefore classified as a stool softener, not a laxa— tive. (A) Agents such as polycarbophil and ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate See docusate. Diode Laser A portable laser used ...

Google previewPharmaceutical Manufacturing Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (2013)

by William Andrew Publishing

DOCUSATE. CALCIUM. Therapeutic Function: Stool softener Chemical Name: Sulfobutanedioic acid 1,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl)ester calcium salt Common Name: Dioctyl calcium sulfosuccinate Chemical Abstracts Registry No.: 128-49-4 Trade ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

docusate. sodium. (dioctyl sodium sulphosuccinate) a stimulant *laxative and softening agent that is used to relieve constipation and prepare the bowel for radiological examination. It is administered by mouth or enema and may cause ...

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2009)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Docusate. Sodium. A faecal-softening agent usedto treat constipation. It can be given orally or as a rectal suppository. Dog. Bites. Every yearintheUK,250,000 people attend A&Eafter being bitten bya dog. Most attacks are unprovokedbut they ...

Google previewInverted Medical Dictionary, Second Edition (1991)

by Bruce C. Carlstedt, Mary J. Stanaszek, Walter F. Stanaszek

9% sodium chloride injection dextrose 5% in saline deep shock insulin docusate sodium diptheria tetanus/toxoid d-tubocurarine ( tubocurarine) dacarbazine pentetic acid (diethylenetriamine-pentaacetic acid) diphtheria ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Drugs: Chemical Data (2014)

Chemical Data, Structures and Bibliographies by J. Elks

Docusate sodium, BAN, INN. Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate. Dulcodos. Dyoctol. Klyx. Milkinol. Molcer. Normax. Soliwax. Waxsol. Willoderm. Many other proprietary names. Nonlaxative faecal softener, used as Ca and K salts ( Docusate calcium ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Elsevier, Mosby

docusate calcium/docusate potassium/docusate sodium (dok′ usāt), n brand ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Nursing (2008)

by Elizabeth Martin, Tanya McFerran

docusate sodium 142 recipient of a higher university degree than a Master's degree, usually a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD or DPhil) degree. The degree Medicinae Doctor (MD) is awarded by some British universities as a research degree to ...

Google previewConcise Pocket Medical Dictionary (2015)

by UN Panda

Docusate sodium Astool softner. Dohle bodies Inclusions in neutrophils as seen in burn, trauma, infection and neoplastic diseases. Dolicocephalic Having a skull with long anteroposterior diameter. Dolicomorphic Along and slender body ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Color Additives (1997)

by George A. Burdock

Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate; Dioctyl sodium sulphosuccinate; Dioctyl sulfosuccinate sodium; Dioctyl sulfosuccinate sodium salt; Docusate sodium; bis( Ethylhexyl) ester of sodium sulfosuccinic acid; bis(2-Ethylhexyl)sodium sulfosuccinate; ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

Dobutrex Dock, Lavinia Lloyd docosanol doctoral program in nursing documentation docusate Dodd, Marylin J. Doderlein's bacillus dofetilide M Dohle's inclusion bodies dolasetron Dolene doll's-eye reflex doll's head maneuver Dolobid ...

Google previewDictionary of Medical Abbreviations (2016)

The World's most comprehensive list of English-language medical abbreviations and acronyms by Burt Vance

DOSS = distal over-the-shoulder strap DOSS = docusate sodium DOST= direct oocyte sperm transfer DOT = date of transfer; day of transfer DOT = death on the ( operating) table DOT = directly observed therapy DOT = disodium octaborate ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society (2015)

by Sarah E. Boslaugh

docusate sodium, such as the branded product Colace), oral stimulants (e.g., bisacodyl, such as the branded product Dulcolax), and rectal stimulants (e.g., magnesium hydroxide, ...

Google previewStedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing (2005)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

Generic Name desonide desoximetasome dexamethasone dextroamphetamine diazepam diclofenac diclofenac/misoprostol dicyclomine digoxin diltiazem diphenhydramine diphenoxylate diphenoxylate/atropine divalproex docusate ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Pharmacology

by Stefan Offermanns

detergents, like docusate salts. Stimulant laxatives/purgatives increase the motil- ity of the gut (peristalsis) and stimulate water and electrolyte secretion by the mucosa. Stimulant laxatives, which can cause abdominal cramps and ...

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