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tragacanth

 [trag´ah-kanth]
the dried gummy exudation from Astragalus gummifer or other species of Astragalus; used as a suspending agent for drugs.

trag·a·canth

, tragacantha (trag'ă-kanth, -kan'thă; -santh),
A gummy exudation from Astragalus species, including A. gummifer, shrubs of the eastern end of the Mediterranean; it occurs as bands or strings of a tough gummy substance, forming a jellylike mucilage with 50 parts of water; used as a demulcent and excipient in emulsions and suspensions.
[G. tragakantha, a gum-producing shrub, fr. tragos, goat, + akanthos, thorn]

tragacanth

[trag′əkanth]
a white tasteless vegetable gum derived from a shrub, Astragalus gummifer, and related species. It is used as a suspending agent in pharmaceutic preparations, particularly powders and tinctures.

tragacanth

the dried gummy exudation from Astragalus gummifer or other species of Astragalus; used as a suspending agent for drugs. Called also gum tragacanth.
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The difference between the reference and the solutions of papain powder and excipient, that is, MCC, DCP, carrageenan, agar, or tragacanth, was not significant as the activity of enzyme which remained almost the same.
2], composed of HPMC K100M alone and in combination with guar gum (1:1); HPMC K100M and xanthan gum (1:1); HPMC K100M and gum tragacanth (1:1), are shown in Figure-3.
Neither karaya nor tragacanth dissolves in water to give a clear solution, but they form a colloidal solution.
gum tragacanth A gum derived from a Middle Eastern shrub.
I think it was made from gum tragacanth, a kind of glue.
2] PFU) were incubated overnight at 4[degrees]C, injected onto monolayers of Vero cells, and overlaid with 1% Tragacanth gum (Sigma-Aldrich S.
No significant interaction was observed with carboxymethylcellulose or tragacanth.
This formation is also known as tragacanth vegetation, a name derived from a large group in the genus Astragalus-section Tragacantha (regarded at present as the independent genus Astracantha Podlech).
Fifty per cent air; 33 per cent water; skimmed milk; Hydrogenated vegetable fat; sugar; Emulsifier (fatty acid glycerides - E471); Stabilisers (sodium carboxymethyl cellulose - E466); locust bean gum - E410; Tragacanth gum - E412; Carrageenan - E407; Sodium alginate - E401; Synthetic flavouring (vanillin); Sodium citrate - E331.
will feature its line of gum arabic, gum tragacanth, locust bean gum, guar gum, gum ghatti, gum karaya, propylene glycol alginate, and agar, plus gum stabilizer systems.
1 ml of 3% deactivated charcoal was given orally to all the animals in the tragacanth mucilage.
It was suspended in water by tragacanth gum and administered by oral gavage in a volume of 5 ml/kg at three dose levels: 25, 50 and 100mg/kg b.