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Manuka Honey (Code C74058)

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Preferred Name: Manuka Honey

Definition: A monofloral honey with potential wound repair and antibacterial activities. Manuka honey is produced by bees fed on the flowers of the New Zealand Manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium). Manuka honey contains a significant higher concentration of the 1,2-dicarbonyl compound methylglyoxal, which may account for its antibacterial activity; this agent may release small amounts of hydrogen peroxide which may also contribute to its antibacterial activity. Manuka honey has been reported to stimulate the formation of new blood capillaries and the growth of fibroblasts and epithelial cells when applied topically to wounds.

Display Name: Manuka Honey

Label: Manuka Honey

NCI Thesaurus Code: C74058 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: CL383516  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Manuka Honey

External Source Codes: 
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 588952
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 588952 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
PubMedID Primary Reference 18210383 (see PubMed Primary Reference info)
NCI META CUI CL383516

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C74058
Contributing_Source CTRP
Legacy_Concept_Name Manuka_Honey
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

Additional Concept Data: 
Defined Fully by Roles: No  

URL: https://ncit.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/ConceptReport.jsp?dictionary=NCI_Thesaurus&code=C74058

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