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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.
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astragalus

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

as·trag·a·lus

n. astrágalo, calus, hueso del tobillo.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Luo, "Antifatigue activity of extract form the submerged fermentation of Ganoderma Lucidum using Radix astragali as substrate," Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences (JAPS), vol.
Tuo-Li-Xiao-Du-San (TLXDS) is a refined Chinese medicine formula consisting of four herbs: Danggui (Radix Angelica sinensis), Huangqi (Radix Astragali), Baizhi (Angelica dahurica), and Zaojiaoci (thorns of Gleditsia sinensis), in the ratio of 5:5:4:4 (15g for the former two and 12g for the latter two).
Chemical and biological assessment of a Chinese herbal decoction containing Astragali Radix and Angeiicae Sinensis Radix: determination of drug ratio in having optimized properties.
Radix Astragali in SQFZI and YZXJC is considered as potential and powerful exogenous source of antioxidants.
The herbal mixture Toki To (TKT), prepared of ten different plants (Angelicae Radix, Pinelliae Tuber, Cinnamomi Cortex, Ginseng Radix, Magnoliae Cortex, Paeoniae Radix, Astragali Radix, Zanthoxyli fructus, Zingiberis siccatum Rhizoma, and Glycyrrhizae Radix), has excellent results against PD [159].
The protective effects of Radix Astragali and Rhizoma Ligustici chuanxiong on endothelial dysfunction in type 2 diabetic patients with microalbuminuria.
Shi, "Identification of major a-glucosidase inhibitors in Radix Astragali and its human microsomal metabolites using ultrafiltration HPLC-DAD-MSn," Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, vol.
In a book entitled Neiwaishang Bianhuo Lun in 1247 AD, DBT1247, contains Radix Angelicae Sinensis (Danggui, RAS) and Radix Astragali (Huangqi, RA) in a weight ratio of 5:1, was first described by Li Dongyuan in China (Yi et al., 2009; Wei et al., 2008; Li et al., 2009; Yan et al., 2010).
McCrimmon, "Radixz astragali (Huangqi) as a treatment for defective hypoglycemia counterregulation in diabetes," The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, vol.
Effects of astragali radix on the growth of different cancer cell lines.
If there was dizziness and lack of strength, 30 grams each of Tai Zi Shen (Radix Pseudostellariae) and Huang Qi (Radix Astragali) and 10 grams of Zi He Che (Placenta Hominis) were added.