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Descriptor English:   Tragacanth 
Descriptor Spanish:   Tragacanto 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Tragacanto 
Synonyms English:   Gum Tragacanth
Tragacanth, Gum  
Tree Number:   D05.750.078.739.750
Definition English:   Powdered exudate from Astragalus gummifer and related plants. It forms gelatinous mass in water. Tragacanth is used as suspending agent, excipient or emulsifier in foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. It has also been used as a bulk-forming laxative. 
Indexing Annotation English:   /biosyn permitted if by plant
Pharmacological Action:   Excipients
History Note English:   91(78); was see under POLYSACCHARIDES 1978-90 
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 EC economics
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism PK pharmacokinetics
PD pharmacology PO poisoning
RE radiation effects ST standards
SD supply & distribution TU therapeutic use
TO toxicity UL ultrastructure
UR urine  
Record Number:   14535 
Unique Identifier:   D014144 

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