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Chemical Latex

Name Latex
Equivalent Terms Latice | Latices
Definition A milky, product excreted from the latex canals of a variety of plant species that contain cauotchouc. Latex is composed of 25-35% caoutchouc, 60-75% water, 2% protein, 2% resin, 1.5% sugar & 1% ash. RUBBER is made by the removal of water from latex.(From Concise Encyclopedia Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 3rd ed). Hevein proteins are responsible for LATEX HYPERSENSITIVITY. Latexes are used as inert vehicles to carry antibodies or antigens in LATEX FIXATION TESTS.
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MeSH® ID D007840
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ChemicalsComplex Mixtures Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Biological Products Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Plant Exudates Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Latex Has associated genes Has associated diseases

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Latex Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  1,4-polyisoprene
  caoutchouc
  diazotized polystyrene latex
  gutta-balata
  oligo(dT)-latex
  swarnabhasma