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as·trag·a·lus

 (ə-străg′ə-ləs)
n. pl. as·trag·a·li (-lī′)
1. The dried root of the East Asian herb Astragalus membranaceus of the pea family, used in herbal medicine. Also called milk vetch.
2. See milk vetch.
3. See talus1.

[New Latin, from Greek astragalos, vertebra; see ost- in Indo-European roots.]

as·trag′a·lar adj.

astragalus

(æˈstræɡələs)
n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(Anatomy) anatomy another name for talus1
[C16: via New Latin from Latin: astragal]

as•trag•a•lus

(æˈstræg ə ləs)

n., pl. -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1. (in higher vertebrates) one of the proximal bones of the tarsus.
[1535–45; < New Latin; see astragal]
as•trag′a•lar, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.astragalus - large genus of annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of north temperate regionsAstragalus - large genus of annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of north temperate regions; largest genus in the family Leguminosae
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
milk vetch, milk-vetch - any of various plants of the genus Astragalus
2.astragalus - the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle jointastragalus - the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
ankle, ankle joint, articulatio talocruralis, mortise joint - a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
Translations

as·trag·a·lus

n. astrágalo, calus, hueso del tobillo.
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Determination of astragalin and astragaloside content in Radix Astragali using high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with pulsed amperometric detection.
Radix Astragali, Radix Glycyrrhizae, and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi have beneficial dietary effects on growth performance, immunity and antioxidant properties [9,10].
Treatment with Astragali radix and Angelicae radix enhances erythropoietin gene expression in the cyclophosphamide-induced anemic rat.
2104) have shown that cycloastragenol, a bioactive triterpenoid sapogenin from Chinese herbal medicine Radix astragali stimulated calcium mobilization in a dose dependent manner in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes, linking this response with a decrease in the lipid droplets accumulation.
The material corresponds to dental pieces and postcranial bones of Hemiauchenia vera Matthew, 1909 species, which is basically recognized by the biometry of the astragali and the anterior phalanx I, besides dental morphology.
Rosemary leaf) [52], Astragali Radix, and Salviae Miltiorrhizae Radix [53], where all of those extracts exhibited memory enhancing abilities.
Scapulae, radii, ribs, calcanei and astragali had a very low frequency in the sample.
Zhuqin formula (ZQ) is one such traditional Chinese medicine which is prepared from Atractylodes, Poria, Radix Astragali, and Radix Scutellariae.
Anti-tumor activity of the fermentation broth of Cordyceps militaris cultured in the medium of Radix astragali.
The herbal paste was composed of: Yinyanghuo (Herba Epimedii Brevicornus), Bajitian (Radix Morindae Officinalis), Huangqi (Radix Astragali Mongolici), Dangshen (Radix Codonopsis), Heshouwu (Radix Polygoni Multiflori), Huangjing (Rhizoma Polygonati Sibirici), Shudihuang (Radix Rehmanniae Preparata), Shanzhuyu (Fructus Corni), Maidong (Radix Ophiopogonis Japonici), Yeqiaomaigen (Fagopyrum Dibotrys Hara), Hutuiye (Lithocarpus Elaeagnifolia), Huangjingzi (Fructus Viticis Negundo), Fabanxia (prepared Pinellia Tuber), Pugongying (Herba Taraxaci Mongolici), Ejiao (Colla Corii Asi-ni), Guijiaiiao (Colla Carapacis Et Plastri Testudinis), Gejie (Gecko), Ziheche (Placenta Hominis), Baishen (White Ginseng), crystal sugar, and maltose.
The most common are ginseng, paeonia, pomegranate, white tea, Centella asiatica, Radix Astragali, Angelica root, Rhodiola, Saus-sureainvolucrate and.
Increases in APX activity have been reported to play a role in resistance to Radix Astragali (Yong et al.