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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Proteolytic enzyme

Chemical Name

A purified proteolytic substance derived from Carica papayaLinn├ę

Foreign Name

  • Papain (German)

Generic Names

  • Papainase (IS)
  • Papain (PH: USP 41)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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