docusate

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Related to docusate potassium: Coloxyl

doc·u·sate

 (dŏk′yə-sāt′)
n.
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).]