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gelatin

 [jel´ah-tin]
a substance obtained by partial hydrolysis of collagen derived from skin, white connective tissue, and bones of animals; used as a suspending agent, in manufacture of capsules and suppositories, sometimes as an adjuvant protein food, and suggested for use as a plasma substitute. In absorbable film and sponge, it is used in surgical procedures.
zinc gelatin a preparation of zinc oxide, gelatin, glycerin, and purified water, used as a topical skin protectant. See also Unna's paste boot.

gel·a·tin

(jel'ă-tin),
A derived protein formed from the collagen of tissues by boiling in water; it swells when put in cold water, but dissolves only in hot water; used as a hemostat, plasma substitute, and protein food adjunct in malnutrition.
[L. gelo, pp. gelatus, to freeze, congeal]

gelatin

also

gelatine

(jĕl′ə-tn)
n.
a. A colorless or slightly yellow, transparent, brittle protein formed by boiling the specially prepared skin, bones, and connective tissue of animals and used in foods, drugs, and photographic film.
b. Any of various similar substances.

gel·a·tin

(jel'ă-tin)
A derived protein formed from the collagen of tissues by boiling in water; it swells up when put in cold water, but dissolves only in hot water; used as a hemostat, plasma substitute, and protein food adjunct in the treatment of malnutrition. It is also used in the manufacture of capsules.
[L. gelo, pp. gelatus, to freeze, congeal]

gelatin

denatured collagen which forms a transparent jelly-like substance.

gel·a·tin

(jel'ă-tin)
Derived protein formed from collagen of tissues by boiling in water; it swells when put in cold water, but dissolves only in hot water; used as a hemostat.
[L. gelo, pp. gelatus, to freeze, congeal]
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As gelatins may present very different characteristics, it is important to emphasize that the detailed gelatin characterization has been performed and reported by Way et al.
Syahariza, "Potential use of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy for differentiation of bovine and porcine gelatins," Food Chemistry, vol.
Gelatins from three cultured freshwater fish skins obtained by liming process.
Figure 1 shows a general flow chart of gelatin production.
Specificity was performed by using one gelatin as a sample, while the other four gelatins were present as blank samples.
The utilization of sugars as a gelatin cross-linking agent has been previously investigated [25], and its usefulness in vivo without host toxicity has been successfully demonstrated.
Gelatin coatings may provide a profitable and environmentally friendly alternative to this approach.
Experiments led by agricultural engineer Roberto de Jesus Avena-Bustillos, formerly with McHugh's group and now a collaborator based at the University of California-Davis, showed that the fish-derived gelatin films serve as a protective barrier against the damaging effects of moisture and oxygen.
Layer gelatins in loaf pan, allowing each layer to set before adding second or third layers.
has leveraged its expertise and intellectual property by creating a business model driven by the near-term market introduction of recombinant collagens and gelatins with longer-term drug development programs addressing major unmet medical needs in dermal scarring, deep organ fibrosis and tissue regeneration.
"Consumer acceptance of the sugar-free puddings has been as good as it was for the sugar-free gelatins," says Fennell.