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A derivative of cellulose whose sodium salt is used in the manufacture of processed foods as a stabilizing and emulsifying agent, in drugs to add viscosity and lubrication, and in sizing paper and textiles.
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(kɑrˌbɒk siˌmɛθ əlˈsɛl yəˌloʊs)

a white, water-soluble polymer derived from cellulose, used as a coating and sizing for paper and textiles, a food stabilizer, and an appetite suppressor.
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n carboximetilcelulosa
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Artificial tears (ocular lubricants) typically include one or more water-soluble polymers (carmellose, polyvinyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol, or carboxymethylcellulose) to improve retention, increase the duration of action, lubrication, and hydration of the ocular surface.
Group II: Inflammation-induced and ibuprofen suspension [20 mg pure ibuprofen in 1% carboxymethylcellulose (CMC)]-administered animals.
Hydrocolloid is a gel forming agent that contains Sodium carboxymethylcellulose, Gelatin.
The pH stability was examined by monitoring residual enzyme activity on carboxymethylcellulose sodium (CMC-Na) in McIlvaine buffer after preincubate the recombinant endo-[beta]-1,4-glucanase in different pH(2-8) buffers at 37[degrees]C for 24h.
The resulting micropowder was suspended in 0.5% carboxymethylcellulose sodium solution to a final concentration of 1.4 g/kg (equal to the clinic dosage) for animal administration.
To produce inexpensive GBR membranes that can be easily manipulated, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and HA were used.
To prepare the suspension, GQ extract was weighted and then suspended in carboxymethylcellulose to the concentration of 0.03, 0.15, 0.75 g/ml.
CMC is able to improve the mechanical and barrier properties of pea starch-based films [4]; Because of its pronounced visco- elastic and structure-forming properties, the cellulose ether sodium carboxymethylcellulose (Na-CMC) is employed as a flow enhancer, stabilizer, and also as an agent for binding, suspending and thickening.
The effect of polysaccharides and carboxymethylcellulose combination to prevent intraperitoneal adhesion and abscess formation in a rat peritonitis model.
2010 "The use of carboxymethylcellulose for the tartaric stabilization of white wines, in comparison with other enological additives." Vitis, Vol.
[1] Alginates, cellulose derivatives, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), and various gums are widely used abroad.