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Gum Arabic MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Gum Arabic
Tree Number(s)
D05.750.078.739.500
D09.698.700.500
D20.215.721.249.500
Unique ID
D006170
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006170
Scope Note
Powdered exudate from various Acacia species, especially A. senegal (Leguminosae). It forms mucilage or syrup in water. Gum arabic is used as a suspending agent, excipient, and emulsifier in foods and pharmaceuticals.
Entry Term(s)
Acacia Gum
Gum Acacia
Registry Number
9000-01-5
CAS Type 1 Name
Gum arabic
Previous Indexing
Acacia (1966-1979)
Polysaccharides (1966-1979)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under POLYSACCHARIDES 1980-90
History Note
91(80); was see under POLYSACCHARIDES 1980-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1979/04/30
Revision Date
2006/07/05
Gum Arabic Preferred
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