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Flaxseed (Code C26650)

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Preferred Name: Flaxseed

Definition: Seed isolated from one of several species of the plant genus Linum. Flaxseed-derived foods, lignans, and essential fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid, possess anti-inflammatory, lipid-lowering, antioxidant, and antineoplastic properties.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: The seed of the flax plant. It is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acid, fiber, and a compound called lignin. It is being studied in the prevention of several types of cancer.

Display Name: Flaxseed

Label: Flaxseed

NCI Thesaurus Code: C26650 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0995001  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Flour, Flaxseed

External Source Codes: 
FDA UNII Code 4110YT348C
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 258213
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 258213 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C0995001

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C26650
Contributing_Source CTRP
Contributing_Source FDA
Legacy_Concept_Name Flaxseed
Semantic_Type Food

Additional Concept Data: 
Defined Fully by Roles: No  


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