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car·ra·gee·nan

, carrageenin (kar'ă-gē'nan, -nin),
A polysaccharide vegetable gum obtained from Irish moss; a galactosan sulfate resembling agar in molecular structure.
Synonym(s): carrageen (2) , carragheen
[Carragheen, Irish village]

carrageenan

, carrageenin (kar?a-gen'an) [ carrageen]
The colloid extract from carrageen, used as a demulcent and thickening agent in medicines and foods.
Synonym: Irish moss See: carrageen; Chondrus
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Carrageenin was the polymer that led to the lowest rates of bacterial degradation, followed by alginate and HPMC.
The maximal (64-73%) inhibitory response was noted at 1-2 h following carrageenin injection in group 2nd, 3rd and 4th animals.
To remove any traces of carrageenin from the fabric or objects, rinse thoroughly with cold water immediately after lifting items from the bath.
RESULTS: There was significant reduction in the amount of rat paw volume in carrageenin model, i.
65% (IS); unsupplemented fish injected with saline (IS); supplemented fish injected with 500 [micro]g carrageenin (Marine Colloids) diluted in 500 [micro]L saline (IC); unsupplemented fish injected with 500 [micro]g carrageenin (Marine Colloids).
Cetirizine dihydrochloride has shown considerable anti-inflammatory activity in carrageenin induced rat paw edema.
5% carrageenin in saline subcutaneously into the plantar region of the right hind paw, as described previously (Tachibana et al.
1994), edema induced by miconazole, like carrageenin, results in a biphasic and circumscribed inflammation, with the advantage of a long-lasting effect.
Carrageenin induced edema in hind paw of the rats as an assay of anti-inflammatory drug.
Pretreatment of animals with AE-Total did not show antiinflammatory activity in any of the acute (paw edema induced by carrageenin, dextran or histamine, pleurisy induced by carrageenin and capsaicin-induced mouse ear edema) or chronic (air pouch) models used.