The fraction precipitated by approximately 60 per cent alcohol from the supernatant liquid after pepsin-hydrochloric acid digestion of hog stomach linings.
Actions and Uses.—
Gastric mucin is prepared for use in the treatment of peptic ulcers.
Average dose 2.5 Gm., which can be given at two hour intervals.Gastric mucin occurs as a white to yellow powder or brownish yellow granules. It possesses a slightly salty taste and characteristic odor indicative of peptones. Both forms yield a viscous, gray, opalescent solution when triturated with water.Dry approximately 1 Gm. of gastric mucin, accurately weighed, to constant weight at 100 C.: the loss in weight does not exceed 6 per cent.Incinerate approximately 1 Gm. of gastric mucin, accurately weighed, in a muffle furnace at 500 C.: the ash content does not exceed 6.5 per cent.Transfer a 10 Gm. sample of gastric mucin to