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Pectins MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Pectins
Tree Number(s)
D05.750.078.738
D09.698.670
D20.215.784.500.618
Unique ID
D010368
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010368
Scope Note
High molecular weight polysaccharides present in the cell walls of all plants. Pectins cement cell walls together. They are used as emulsifiers and stabilizers in the food industry. They have been tried for a variety of therapeutic uses including as antidiarrheals, where they are now generally considered ineffective, and in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia.
Entry Term(s)
Calcium Pectinate
Methoxy Pectin
Methoxylpectin
Methoxypectin
Pectin
Pectinic Acid
Zinc Pectinate
Pharm Action
Food Additives
Registry Number
89NA02M4RX
Related Numbers
9000-69-5
NLM Classification #
QV 71
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/02/28
Pectins Preferred
Pectinic Acid Related
Methoxypectin Narrower
Calcium Pectinate Related
Zinc Pectinate Related
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