Mucilages, Fr.; Schleime, G.; Mucilagines, It.

Mucilage, in the ordinary acceptation of the term, and in the sense in which it is employed in the U. S. Pharmacopoeia, is an aqueous solution of gum, or of substances closely allied to it. In the British Pharmacopoeia (1885) the term is applied also to the semi-liquid, jelly-like substance resulting from the cooling of a hot solution of starch.

The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.