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Tragacanth MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Tragacanth
Tree Number(s)
D05.750.078.739.750
D09.698.700.750
D20.215.721.249.750
Unique ID
D014144
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014144
Annotation
/biosyn permitted if by plant
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Gum Tragacanth
Pharm Action
Excipients
Registry Number
9000-65-1
CAS Type 1 Name
Gum tragacanth
Previous Indexing
Pharmaceutic Aids (1968-1977)
Pharmacy (1966-1967)
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
2006/07/05
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