A normal intermediate in the fermentation (oxidation, metabolism) of sugar. The concentrated form is used internally to prevent gastrointestinal fermentation. (From Stedman, 26th ed) Sodium lactate is the sodium salt of lactic acid, and has a mild saline taste. It is produced by fermentation of a sugar source, such as corn or beets, and then, by neutralizing the resulting lactic acid to create a compound having the formula NaC3H5O3.
(40 Mmols/l) Potassium Chloride In Lactated Ringer's Injection USP
For use as an alkalinizing agent.
Lactic acid produces a metabolic alkalinizing effect.
Mechanism of action
Lactate ions are metabolized ultimately to carbon dioxide and water, which requires the consumption of hydrogen cations.
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