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tragacanth

 [trag´ah-kanth]
the dried gummy exudation from Astragalus gummifer or other species of Astragalus; used as a suspending agent for drugs.

trag·a·canth

, tragacantha (trag'ă-kanth, -kan'thă; -santh),
A gummy exudation from Astragalus species, including A. gummifer, shrubs of the eastern end of the Mediterranean; it occurs as bands or strings of a tough gummy substance, forming a jellylike mucilage with 50 parts of water; used as a demulcent and excipient in emulsions and suspensions.
[G. tragakantha, a gum-producing shrub, fr. tragos, goat, + akanthos, thorn]
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It has been also possible to distinguish between Arabic gum and tragacanth gum.
Binary mixtures of enzyme (papain) with MCC, DCP, carrageenan, agar, and tragacanth were prepared in 1: 1 ratio, respectively.
It received normal green fodder and 150 mg/kg body weight aloxan intravenously as well as Glimepiride in 5 mL of 2% gum tragacanth suspension orally (Sumon et al., 2008).
The objective of this work was to formulate acetaminophen as a relatively stable liquid form and study the influence of different polymers such as CMC, Veegum, tragacanth, and PVP on its rheologic characteristics.
It was suspended in water by tragacanth gum and administered by oral gavage (p.os), in a volume of 5 ml/kg body weight, acutely and subchronically for 9 consecutive days, at the doses of 25, 50 and lOOmg/kg.
The extract thus obtained was suspended in aqueous gum tragacanth solution for oral administration.
Plants in this genus are economically significant as a source of gum tragacanth, as indicators of selenium and uranium and as toxic locoweeds in rangelands (Allen and Allen, 1981).
The soup contains (among other things) Chinese dates, ginseng, m e d l a r, tragacanth and a good helping of fresh lizard.
A mixture of "tragacanth" (a gummy substance derived from shrubs) and water is prepared in a large pan.
Tragacanth is a naturally occurring dried gum comprised of bassorin (60-70%), the water insoluble portion and tragacanthin, water soluble portion (30-40%).
When we were given the all-clear, our hair was glued down with Amami wave set, which I think was gum tragacanth dyed green.
More specifically, according to the official documents in Arabic signed by the above NISS officer in Addis Ababa, they call it in the Arabic language ([euro] aaaaae[euro][umlaut] [euro]aCaC[euro][euro][cedilla] [euro]*aaae[euro][logical not]aCaC[euro]*[euro][macron]), and according to Sudan Tribune, it is called "Plan Tragacanth" (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wpdyn...).