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Pepsin

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

A09AA03

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0009001-75-6

Therapeutic Category

Digestive enzyme

Chemical Name

Pepsin powder is prepared from the gastric mucosa of pigs, cattle or sheep. It contains gastric proteinases, active in acid medium (pH 1 to 5) (Ph. Eur.)

Foreign Names

  • Pepsinum (Latin)
  • Pepsin (German)
  • Pepsine (French)
  • Pepsina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Pepsine (OS: DCF)
  • Saccharated Pepsin (OS: JAN)
  • Lactated pepsin elixir (IS)
  • Pepsin A (IS)
  • Pepsin fortior (IS)
  • Pepsin, bovine or porcine or ovine (IS)
  • Pepsina polvere (IS)
  • Poudre de pepsine (IS)
  • Puerzym (IS)
  • UNII-GID33S43J (IS)
  • Pepsin (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Pepsin powder (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Pepsini pulvis (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Poudre de pepsine (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Saccharated Pepsin (PH: JP XVI)

Brand Names

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Glossary

TermDefinition
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia

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