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A surface-active agent, C20H37O7S, given orally in the form of its sodium salt, that decreases surface tension in the intestinal tract and acts as a stool softener.

[d(i)- + oc(tyl), radical containing eight carbon atoms (oct(o)- + -yl) + -sate (shortening of sulfosuccinate, one of its constituents : sulfo- + succinate).]
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The company said Chomiak will have executive ownership for all its OTC brands, including the Betadine microbicide antiseptics, Slow-Mag magnesium chloride supplements, Senokot laxative and Colace stool softener product lines.
The incision was repaired and the ObGyn prescribed docusate (Colace) to soften her stools.
Colace (Operational Unit of Psychology, Italy's National Health Service) proves that Freud's ideas about children's dreams have systematic properties that allow them to be tested empirically.
CHAMPIONSHIP BARNSLEY Manager: Keith Hill Position last season: 17th Nickname: The Tykes Ground: Oakwell Capacity: 23,009 Players in: David Perkins (Colchester, free), Craig Davies (Chesterfield, pounds 700,000), Miles Addison (Derby, loan until January), Matt Done (Rochdale, undisclosed), Jim McNulty (Brighton, undisclosed), Scott Wiseman (Rochdale, free), Rob Edwards (Blackpool, free) Players out: Martin Devaney, Danny Fearnehough, Conor Branson, Steven Bennett (all released), Matthew Hill (Blackpool, free), Liam Dickinson (Plymouth, free) Jason Shackell (Derby, pounds 1million) Hugo Colace (Estudiantes Tecos, free), Kern Miller (Accrington, loan until January) Key man: Craig Davies Chances: Keith Hill replaced former manager Mark Robins in June and has rebuilt the squad he inherited.
Matt Hill enjoyed the victory against his former club and said midfielder Mellis, on loan from Chelsea, made a big difference after replacing the injured Hugo Colace.
I want us to play attacking football." BARNSLEY: Steele 7 - Trippier 5 (Arismendi, 80mins), McShane 6, Foster 6, Hill 7 - Haynes 7, Doyle 6, Colace 5 (Mellis, 24mins, 7), *BUTTERFIELD 7 - Harewood 6, Gray 6 (Noble-Lazarus, 90mins).
Barnsley emerged triumphant from their South Yorkshire derby with Sheffield United, Hugo Colace scoring the game's only goal shortly before the break by firing home a superb driven cross from Jim O'Brien.
6 Seyi Olofinjana HAD been quiet in first half with Colace getting some joy in midfield battle but grew into game and was a real menace in second-half, especially in Barnsley box.
Midfielder Hugo Colace has emerged as one of their more important players and his steadying influence was sorely missed when he sat out Saturday's 2-1 loss at Norwich with a thigh injury.
SWANSEA CITY expect to make Hugo Colace their next summer signing - despite boss Paulo Sousa's imminent departure to the Walkers Stadium.
Soucie and her husband, Kevin of East Brookfield; her fiancee Anthony Colace of Woonsocket; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and great nephews.
Hugo Colace put the visitors in front with an hour on the clock, but Graham Dorrans popped up with a stoppage-time equaliser.