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Descriptor English:   Areca 
Descriptor Spanish:   Areca 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Areca 
Synonyms English:   Areca catechu
Areca catechus
Betel Nut
Betel Nuts
Nut, Betel
Nuts, Betel
catechus, Areca  
Tree Number:   B01.650.940.800.575.912.250.093.088
Definition English:   A plant genus of the family ARECACEAE. Members contain ARECOLINE and CATECHIN. The leaves and nuts have been used as masticatories, stimulants, and astringents in traditional medicine. The common name of betel is also used for PIPER BETLE. The common name of catechu is sometimes used for ACACIA CATECHU. 
Indexing Annotation English:   Betel may go here or under PIPER BETLE; 'catechu' may go here or under ACACIA CATECHU see ACACIA; check text
History Note English:   91(86)63; was see under PLANTS, MEDICINAL 1986-90; was heading 1963-85 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AE adverse effects AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry CL classification
CY cytology DE drug effects
EM embryology EN enzymology
GE genetics GD growth & development
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PH physiology PO poisoning
RE radiation effects TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   1117 
Unique Identifier:   D001114 

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