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Descriptor English: Pectins
Descriptor Spanish: Pectinas
Descriptor Portuguese: Pectinas
Descriptor French: Pectine
Entry term(s): Calcium Pectinate
Methoxy Pectin
Methoxylpectin
Methoxypectin
Pectin
Pectin, Methoxy
Pectinate, Calcium
Pectinate, Zinc
Pectinic Acid
Zinc Pectinate
Tree number(s): D05.750.078.738
D09.698.670
D20.215.784.500.618
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010368
Scope note: High molecular weight polysaccharides present in the cell walls of all plants. Pectins cement cell walls together. They are used as emulsifiers and stabilizers in the food industry. They have been tried for a variety of therapeutic uses including as antidiarrheals, where they are now generally considered ineffective, and in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia.
Annotation:
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Pharm Action: Food Additives
Registry Number: 89NA02M4RX
DeCS ID: 29500
Unique ID: D010368
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/02/28
Pectins - Preferred
Concept UI M0016080
Scope note High molecular weight polysaccharides present in the cell walls of all plants. Pectins cement cell walls together. They are used as emulsifiers and stabilizers in the food industry. They have been tried for a variety of therapeutic uses including as antidiarrheals, where they are now generally considered ineffective, and in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia.
Preferred term Pectins
Entry term(s) Pectin
Pectinic Acid - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000640254
Preferred term Pectinic Acid
Methoxypectin - Narrower
Concept UI M000640253
Preferred term Methoxypectin
Entry term(s) Methoxy Pectin
Methoxylpectin
Pectin, Methoxy
Calcium Pectinate - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0541481
Preferred term Calcium Pectinate
Entry term(s) Pectinate, Calcium
Zinc Pectinate - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0548141
Preferred term Zinc Pectinate
Entry term(s) Pectinate, Zinc



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