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extract

(eks-trakt') (eks'trakt?) [L. extractum, drawn out]
1. To remove by surgery or by force.
2. A solid or semisolid preparation made by removing the soluble portion of a compound by using water or alcohol as the solvent and evaporating the solution.
3. The active principle of a drug obtained by distillation or chemical processes.

alcoholic extract

An extract in which alcohol is the solvent.

aqueous extract

An extract in which water is the solvent.

citrus seed extract

Grapefruit seed extract

compound extract

An extract prepared from more than one drug or substance.

ethereal extract

An extract using ether as the vehicle.

fluid extract

An extract of a vegetable drug made into a solution. It contains medicinal components.

grapefruit seed extract

Abbreviation: GFSE, GSE
An extract from grapefruit seed and grapefruit pulp that contains polyphenols. The extract is used in alternative and complementary medicine for a wide variety of diseases and conditions, esp. for the treatment of bacterial or viral illness. Synonym: citrus seed extract

grape seed extract

Abbreviation: GSE
An extract of antioxidant oils isolated from the seeds of grapes (Vitis vinifera) and promoted by alternative and complementary medical practitioners as a potential treatment for coronary artery disease, cancer, and other illnesses produced or worsened by oxidative stresses on body tissues. The extract has been used as a traditional European remedy for diseases of the eyes and skin seems to reduce postoperative swelling faster than placebo. Scientific evidence for its clinical effectiveness is sparse.

liver extract

A dry brown powder obtained from mammalian livers that was once used as a crude source of vitamin B12 and other vitamins.

malt extract

A viscous, light brown fluid obtained from malt steeped in water. Extract of malt was given to malnourished children in the early 20th century to increase their caloric intake.

pine bark extract

See: pycnogenol

powdered extract

A dried, crushed extract.

red yeast rice extract

A dietary herbal supplement derived from the mold Monascus purpureus. It contains 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors, is similar to the prescription drug lovastatin, has similar effects and side effects (including muscle injury with elevation of serum creatine kinase levels), and is promoted for its effect in lowering serum cholesterol and triglyceride. Synonym: Chinese red rice

CAUTION!

Side effects can include dizziness, gastritis, heartburn, flatulence, and elevated hepatic enzymes. It is chemically related to the statin class of cholesterol-lowering medications.

soft extract

An extract with the consistency of honey.

solid extract

An extract made by evaporating the fluid part of a solution.

grape seed extract

Abbreviation: GSE
An extract of antioxidant oils isolated from the seeds of grapes (Vitis vinifera) and promoted by alternative and complementary medical practitioners as a potential treatment for coronary artery disease, cancer, and other illnesses produced or worsened by oxidative stresses on body tissues. The extract has been used as a traditional European remedy for diseases of the eyes and skin seems to reduce postoperative swelling faster than placebo. Scientific evidence for its clinical effectiveness is sparse.
See also: extract

GSE

general somatic efferent system.

Patient discussion about GSE

Q. Is celiac genetic? I have one son with celiac disease from my first marriage and me second wife is now pregnant,I was wondering what are the chances for this soon to be born daughter of mine to have celiac as well- if I maybe carry the genetic flaw and is there a way to find out?

A. Celiac disease is a very common illness (about 1 in a 100 people suffer from it in different levels), and it is known to have a strong genetic connection. However, there is not one specific mutation that you can get genetic testing to see if you are carrying it. Your soon to be born daughter will have a higher chance than the regular population to suffer from the disease, but it does not necessarily mean she will.

Q. How do you diagnose celiac? My daughter is 3 years old and is constantly vomiting, has diarrhea and stomach aches. Could this be celiac?

A. This could in fact be celiac. The initial step in screening should include: IgA endomysial antibodies (EMA), IgA tissue transglutaminase (tTG), IgG tissue transglutaminase and Total IgA antibodies. The patients with positive antibody tests, and those with an IgA deficiency, should have a small bowel biopsy to confirm the diagnosis and assess the degree of damage, which is performed endoscopically (looking inside the body by inserting a tube into it).

Q. Is FTT a symptom of celiac? My 1.5 year old son has FTT (failure to thrive) and stomach aches. What could be causing it?

A. Failure to thrive lacks a precise definition, in part because it describes a condition rather than a specific disease. Children who fail to thrive don't receive or are unable to take in, retain, or utilize the calories needed to gain weight and grow as expected. FTT can be caused from many different things: social factors, conditions involving the gastrointestinal system like gastroesophageal reflux, chronic diarrhea, cystic fibrosis, chronic liver disease, and celiac disease. From a chronic illness or medical disorder, an intolerance of milk protein, infections or metabolic disorders.

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