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a substituted cellulose polymer of variable size, used as the sodium or calcium salt as a pharmaceutical suspending agent, tablet excipient, and viscosity-increasing agent; the sodium salt is also used as a laxative.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A cellulose derivative that forms a colloidal dispersion in water; indigestible and nonabsorbable systemically; absorbs water and is used as a bulk laxative. Can also be used as a suspending agent.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A derivative of cellulose whose sodium salt is used in the manufacture of processed foods as a stabilizing and emulsifying agent, in drugs to add viscosity and lubrication, and in sizing paper and textiles.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
carboxymethylcelluloseA drug used as artificial saliva in the treatment of dry mouth. A brand name is Glandosane.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
Cellulose derivative that forms a colloidal dispersion in water; used as a bulk laxative and suspending agent.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012