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Probiotic Acidophilus (Code C79797)

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Preferred Name: Probiotic Acidophilus

Definition: A probiotic containing the bacterium Lactobacillus acidophilus with potential antimicrobial and immunomodulatory activities. As a dietary supplement, Lactobacillus acidophilus (L. acidophilus), a naturally-occurring bacteria, may improve digestion and help maintain adequate colonization of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract by modulating the composition of the normal microflora. Because it produces lactic acid and hydrogen peroxide and other substances during fermentation, this bacterium creates an acidic environment unfavorable to pathogens such as Candida albicans. In addition, during colonization of the GI tract, L. acidophilus may form a protective barrier, preventing attachment of pathogens. Dietary supplementation with this bacterium has been shown to enhance natural and acquired immunity in mice.

Display Name: Probiotic Acidophilus

Label: Probiotic Acidophilus

NCI Thesaurus Code: C79797 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C2698882  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Probiotic Acidophilus

External Source Codes: 
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 619042
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 619042 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C2698882

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C79797
Contributing_Source CTRP
Legacy_Concept_Name Probiotic_Acidophilus
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

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Defined Fully by Roles: No  


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