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Latex MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Latex
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
Unique ID
D007840
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007840
Annotation
coordinate with source plant (commonly HEVEA)
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.
Entry Term(s)
Latices
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Rubber (1966-1980)
See Also
Latex Hypersensitivity
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
Date Established
1981/01/01
Date of Entry
1980/05/20
Revision Date
2006/07/05
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