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Descriptor English: Latex
Descriptor Spanish: Látex
Descriptor Portuguese: Látex
Descriptor French: Latex
Entry term(s): Latice
Latices
Tree number(s): D05.750.078.625
D20.215.721.124
D25.720.099.625
D25.720.099.750.500
D25.720.327.840.239
J01.637.051.720.099.625
J01.637.051.720.540
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007840
Scope note: A milky, product excreted from the latex canals of a variety of plant species that contain cauotchouc. Latex is composed of 25-35% caoutchouc, 60-75% water, 2% protein, 2% resin, 1.5% sugar & 1% ash. RUBBER is made by the removal of water from latex.(From Concise Encyclopedia Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 3rd ed). Hevein proteins are responsible for LATEX HYPERSENSITIVITY. Latexes are used as inert vehicles to carry antibodies or antigens in LATEX FIXATION TESTS.
Annotation: coordinate with source plant (commonly HEVEA)
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
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
Previous Indexing: Rubber (1966-1980)
Public MeSH Note: 1981; see LATEX RUBBER 1968-1980, see RUBBER 1963-1967; LATEX PARTICLES was heading 1968-1980; for LATICES see LATEX 1981-1995
History Note: 1981(1963-1967); use LATEX RUBBER 1968-1980
Related: Latex Hypersensitivity MeSH
DeCS ID: 8019
Unique ID: D007840
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1981/01/01
Date of Entry: 1980/05/20
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Latex - Preferred
Concept UI M0012254
Scope note A milky, product excreted from the latex canals of a variety of plant species that contain cauotchouc. Latex is composed of 25-35% caoutchouc, 60-75% water, 2% protein, 2% resin, 1.5% sugar & 1% ash. RUBBER is made by the removal of water from latex.(From Concise Encyclopedia Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 3rd ed). Hevein proteins are responsible for LATEX HYPERSENSITIVITY. Latexes are used as inert vehicles to carry antibodies or antigens in LATEX FIXATION TESTS.
Preferred term Latex
Entry term(s) Latice
Latices



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