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mucilage

 [mu´sĭ-lij]
an aqueous solution of a gummy substance, used as a vehicle or soothing agent. adj., adj mucilag´inous.

mu·ci·lage

(myū'si-lij),
A pharmacopeial preparation consisting of a solution in water of the mucilaginous principles of vegetable substances; used as a soothing application to the mucous membranes and in the preparation of official and extemporaneous mixtures.
[L. mucilago]

mu·ci·lage

(myū'si-lăj)
A pharmacopeial preparation consisting of a solution in water of the mucilaginous principles of vegetable substances; used as a soothing application to the mucous membranes and in the preparation of official and extemporaneous mixtures.
[L. mucilago]

mucilage

a complex of polysaccharides which becomes slimy when wet, when it swells and retains water. It is secreted by many animals, plants and bacteria.

mu·ci·lage

(myū'si-lăj)
Pharmacopeial preparation consisting of a solution with mucilaginous principles of vegetable substances.
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Hydro ethanolic Chemical constituent Extract Total Tannins + Tannins Gallic tannins + polyphenols catechin tannins - Flavonols + Flavonoids Anthocyanes - Leucoanthocyanes - Alcaloids + triterpenes et sterol + Mucilage - Saponosids - heteroside steroidic - triterpenes heterosids + Coumaines + Glycosides cardiaque - oses and holosides - aqueous Chemical constituent Extract + Tannins + polyphenols - + Flavonoids - - Alcaloids - triterpenes et sterol - Mucilage + Saponosids - heteroside steroidic - triterpenes heterosids - Coumaines + Glycosides cardiaque - oses and holosides - +: presence; -: absence.
The mucilage has been assumed to be instrumental in adhering the mericarps to animals (Ridley, 1930; Melcher et al., 2000; Melendo et al., 2003; Sales et al., 2010), but direct, observational evidence for epizoochory of mucilaginous Salvia mericarps is lacking.
Most studies on the physical and chemical properties of Opuntia mucilage have focused on O.
Recent investigations of plant based natural gums, mucilages and resins in novel drug delivery systems.
Natural gums and mucilage have been widely used in drug formulations as thickeners, emulsifiers, stabilizers, gelling agents, granuleting agents, suspending agents, binders, film formers, disintergrants and as sustained release matrixes [11].
The fruit mucilage is usually used to replace blood plasma (Benjamin et al., 1951), to reduce fluid friction in turbulent flow (Castro and Neuwirth, 1971), and to stabilize foams (Woolfe et al., 1977) as well as suspensions (Wahi et al., 1985).
"Flax ingredient solutions with strong water-binding capabilities and gum mucilage can be used to replace gum systems in food applications such as gluten-free baked goods, where it can improve both texture and shelf life in gluten-free tortillas, sheeted doughs, batters, breadings, sweet baked goods and fresh breads.
But, the new study found that Mediterranean mucilages harbor bacteria and viruses, including potentially deadly E.
a) Collecting fruit (nutlets) for erythroagglutination and enzyme-linked lectinosorbent assays (ELLSA) and mucilage;
This reversal appears to be driven primarily by how populous ryegrass roots and hairs are, and by accompanying mucilages that bind soil aggregates.
Many of these plants, including those used in the Australia study, feature an abundance of soluble fibers known as gums and mucilages. Brand, Nabhan and others believe such fibers are viscous enough to form a physical barrier between other carboyhdrates eaten at the same meal and the digestive enzymes that break those carbohydrates down.
As a health food, psyllium belongs to a group of soluble fibers, including gums, pectins, and mucilages, that show cholesterol-lowering effects when added to patients' diets.