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Herbal Polysaccharide Saliva Substitute (Code C95735)

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Preferred Name: Herbal Polysaccharide Saliva Substitute

Definition: A plant-based, proprietary formulation of saliva substitute with potential anti-xerostomia activity. Extracted from the plant called yerba santa (holy herb), herbal polysaccharide saliva substitute contains plant mucins, which is nearly identical to that of human mucous membranes. Upon direct application using the polysaccharide-containing spray, a protective film of moisture is deposited over the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat. The xylitol in this preparation protects against the formation of harmful oral flora and thus helps to prevent cavities. Moreover, this agent has shown a demineralization effect on dentin.

Label: Herbal Polysaccharide Saliva Substitute

NCI Thesaurus Code: C95735 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C2713876  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Herbal Polysaccharide Saliva Substitute
Saliva Natura

External Source Codes: 
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 695244
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 695244 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C2713876

Other Properties:
Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C95735
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=C95735

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