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Karaya Gum MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Karaya Gum
Tree Number(s)
D05.750.078.739.625
D09.698.700.625
D20.215.721.249.625
Unique ID
D007618
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007618
Scope Note
Polysaccharide gum from Sterculia urens (STERCULIA). It is used as a suspending or stabilizing agent in foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals; a bulk-forming laxative; a surgical lubricant and adhesive; and in the treatment of skin ulcers.
Entry Term(s)
Gum Karaya
Tragacanth, Indian
Pharm Action
Tissue Adhesives
Registry Number
9000-36-6
CAS Type 1 Name
Karaya gum
Previous Indexing
Polysaccharides (1966-1977)
Resins (1966-1977)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under POLYSACCHARIDES 1978-90
History Note
91(78); was see under POLYSACCHARIDES 1978-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1977/03/01
Revision Date
2013/07/09
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