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Sterile rod made of kelp (genus Laminaria) that is hydrophilic, and, when placed in the cervical canal, absorbs moisture, swells, and gradually dilates the cervix.
[L. lamina, a blade]


1. Any of various kelps of the genera Laminaria and Saccharina of temperate and arctic waters, used commercially in foodstuffs, dietary supplements, and medicinal products.
2. A small rod formed of dehydrated laminaria tissue, applied to the cervical os to stimulate dilation.


A medical product made from a certain type of seaweed that is physically placed near the cervix to cause it to dilate.
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Copper effects in early stages of the kelp, Laminaria saccharina. Marine Pollution Bullenit, 17: 213-218.
Consumo y produccion de leche de vacas de doble proposito, suplementadas con saccharina elaborada con cana de azucar quemada.
Screening of South African sugarcane cultivars for resistance to the stalk borer, Eldana saccharina Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).
The rates for 0.25%, 0.5%, and 2.5% Pachydictyon coriaceum, Petalonia binghamiae, Saccharina japonica, Sargassum thunbergii, and Undaria pinnatifida extracts were [greater than or equal to]64.8% at 12, 24, and 48 h; these were classified as non-larvicidal (data not shown).
Werner et al., "Seasonal and spatial variation in biochemical composition of Saccharina latissima during a potential harvesting season for Western Sweden," Botanica Marina, vol.
Two models were developed to describe the population dynamics of an Eldana saccharina Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) population that was targeted by partially sterile insects.
INCI: Aloe barbadensis leaf juice (and) glycerin (and) phytic add (and) laminaria saccharina extract
Saccharina <B Latissima seaweed that is likely to be used as part of the SeaGas project
For example the fucoidan from the brown alga Saccharina cichorioides is 2, 4-disulfated 1, 3-a-L-fucan, while the fucoidan from Fucus evanescens contains blocks of a-1,3-fucooligosaccharides and a-1,4-fucooligosaccharides sulfated at the position 2 in fucose residues (42).
elata (Deflers) that characterized tephrosin which showed activity against Spodoptera exempta (Walk.) (Lepdoptera: Noctuidae); isopongaflavone against Maruca testulalis (Geyer) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and Eldana saccharina (Walk.) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and rotenone against S.
orichalcociliellus, Eldana saccharina and Sesamia calamistis.