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alginate

[′al·jə‚nāt]
(botany)
An algal polysaccharide that is a major constituent of the cell walls of brown algae.
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Bordin DS, Masharova AA, Firsova LD, Kozhurina TS, Safonova OV Evaluation of action, efficacy, and onset dynamics of a single dose of alginates in patients with heartburn and GERD.
1 shows photomicrograph of sodium alginate NO4-600 at magnifications 100, 200 and 500.
Researchers investigated the ability of alginate to reduce fat breakdown by a digestive enzyme, pancreatic lipase.
Alginates are made up of long chains of sugars, guluronate and mannuronate.
Alginates are natural polysaccharides that help give brown algae the ability to produce strong stalks as much as 60 m in length.
The codes allow healthcare providers to bill for the alginate dressings, effective immediately.
In clinical practice, alginate is generally mixed with cold water to extend the time available for the manipulation of alginates.
This refined alginate could do wonders for troops bogged down with batteries, replacements and chargers needed to operate electronic gear on the battlefield.
Alginates have a very important function in the ability of seaweeds to cope with currents and tides; they provide the plant with resistance and strength, owing to the equilibrium in the polymeric chain of G blocks and MG blocks.
Alginates are already commonly used at a very low level in many foods, from ice cream to onion rings, as thickeners and stabilisers.
The Bio Organic Peel-off Mask, new from Tech Nature, comes in the form of an ultra-fine beige powder, which turns into a gel when mixed with water thanks to its high content in alginates, which gives the mask a "skin-hugging" effect to optimize the delivery of active materials, according to the company.