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Calcium Alginate

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Hemostatic agent, local

Chemical Name

Alginic acid, calcium salt

Foreign Names

  • Calcii alginas (Latin)
  • Calcium alginat (German)
  • Alginato cálcico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • E 404 (IS)
  • Sorbsan (IS)

Brand Names

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