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Descriptor English:   Lecithins 
Descriptor Spanish:   Lecitinas 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Lecitinas 
Synonyms English:   Lecithin  
Tree Number:   D10.570.755.375.760.400.800.806
D20.215.784.500.492
Definition English:   A complex mixture of PHOSPHOLIPIDS; GLYCOLIPIDS; and TRIGLYCERIDES; with substantial amounts of PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINES; PHOSPHATIDYLETHANOLAMINES; and PHOSPHATIDYLINOSITOLS, which are sometimes loosely termed as 1,2-diacyl-3-phosphocholines. Lecithin is a component of the CELL MEMBRANE and commercially extracted from SOYBEANS and EGG YOLK. The emulsifying and surfactant properties are useful in FOOD ADDITIVES and for forming organogels (GELS). 
Pharmacological Action:   Surface-Active Agents
 
History Note English:   2008, 1963-1976; use PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINES 1977-2007 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AD administration & dosage AE adverse effects
AG agonists AN analysis
AI antagonists & inhibitors BI biosynthesis
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CS chemical synthesis CH chemistry
CL classification DF deficiency
EC economics GE genetics
HI history IM immunology
IP isolation & purification ME metabolism
PK pharmacokinetics PD pharmacology
PH physiology PO poisoning
RE radiation effects ST standards
SD supply & distribution TU therapeutic use
TO toxicity UR urine
Record Number:   52751 
Unique Identifier:   D054709 

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