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licorice

 [lik´ah-ris]
glycyrrhiza; the dried rhizome, roots, and stolons of various species of the perennial herb Glycyrrhiza glabra, used as a flavoring agent for various substances including drugs, tobacco, and candy. It has mineralocorticoid effects and can cause sodium and water retention and hypokalemia.
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glyc·yr·rhi·za

(glis-i-rī'ză),
The dried rhizome and root of Glycyrrhiza glabra (family Leguminoseae) and allied species; a demulcent, mild laxative, and expectorant; also used to disguise the taste of other remedies; its action appears to depend on glycyrrhizic acid, a salt-retaining glycoside that mimics the action of aldosterone.
Synonym(s): licorice, liquorice
[G. fr. glykys, sweet, + rhiza, root]
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glyc·yr·rhi·za

(glis'i-rī'ză)
The dried rhizome and root of Glycyrrhiza glabra and allied species; a demulcent, mild laxative, and expectorant; also used to disguise the taste of other remedies.
Synonym(s): licorice, liquorice.
[G. fr. glykys, sweet, + rhiza, root]
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glycyrrhiza

Licorice. The drug is derived from the roots of Glycyrrhiza glabr a and is of little medical importance other than as a flavourant.
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glyc·yr·rhi·za

(glis'i-rī'ză)
Dried rhizome and root of Glycyrrhiza glabra and allied species; demulcent, mild laxative, and expectorant.
Synonym(s): licorice.
[G. fr. glykys, sweet, + rhiza, root]
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