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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.
carboxymethylcellulose/car·boxy·meth·yl·cel·lu·lose/ (-meth″il-sel´u-lōs) 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 former is also used as a laxative.
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.
a substituted cellulose polymer of variable size. The sodium or calcium salt is used as a pharmaceutical suspending agent, tablet excipient, and viscosity-increasing agent. The sodium salt is also used as a laxative.
carboxymethylcelluloseA drug used as artificial saliva in the treatment of dry mouth. A brand name is Glandosane.
Cellulose derivative that forms a colloidal dispersion in water; used as a bulk laxative and suspending agent.