agaric acid(redirected from agaricic acid)
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acid obtained from agaric and responsible for the anhidrotic action of the mushroom.
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agaric acidA water-soluble acid extracted from the fungus Polysporus officinalis, which had past currency in mainstream medicine as an irritant and antidiarrhoeal, and was used to reduce bronchial secretions and night sweats.
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