karaya gum


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karaya gum

 [kar´a-ah]
the dried gummy exudation from Sterculia urens or other species of Sterculia, which becomes gelatinous when moisture is added; used as a bulk cathartic and dental adhesive. It is available in rings that can be molded into any desired shape. Products containing karaya gum are often used as protective skin barriers in the care of colostomy and other conditions in which there is a stoma. Called also sterculia gum.

ster·cu·li·a gum

the dried gummy exudation from Sterculia urens, S. villosa, S. tragacantha, or other species of Sterculia, or from Cochlospermum gossypium or other species of Cochlospermum (family Bixaceae); used as a hydrophilic laxative and in the manufacture of lotions and pastes.
Synonym(s): karaya gum

karaya gum (k·rī·y gm),

n Latin name:
Sterculia urens; part used: sap (dried); uses: bulk laxative, demulcent, sore throat; precautions: patients on medication. Also called
Indian tragacanth, kadaya, kadira, katila, kullo, mucara, or
sterculia gum.

karaya gum

the dried gummy exudation from Sterculia urens or other species of Sterculia, which becomes gelatinous when moisture is added. It is available in rings that can be molded into any desired shape. Commonly used as an obstetrical lubricant. Called also sterculia gum.