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Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (Code C61097)

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Preferred Name: Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG

Definition: A live specific strain of the species, Lactobacillus rhamnosus (a subspecies of Lactobacillus casei) with probiotic activity. When administered orally, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG adheres to the mucous membrane of the intestine and may help to restore the balance of the GI microflora; promote gut-barrier functions; diminish the production of carcinogenic compounds by other intestinal bacteria; and activate the innate immune

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A live form of a bacterium that makes lactic acid (a substance that is made from sugars found in milk and is also made in the body). Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG is given to help with digestion and normal bowel function. It may also help keep the gastrointestinal (GI) tract healthy. It is being studied in the prevention of infections in patients having donor stem cell transplants and in other conditions.

Display Name: Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG

Label: Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG

NCI Thesaurus Code: C61097 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C1629836  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG

External Source Codes: 
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 468840
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 468840 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C1629836

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C61097
Contributing_Source CTRP
Legacy_Concept_Name Lactobacillus_rhamnosus_GG
Semantic_Type Biologically Active Substance

Additional Concept Data: 
Defined Fully by Roles: No  


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