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An agent derived from licorice root. It is used for the treatment of digestive tract ulcers, especially in the stomach. Antidiuretic side effects are frequent, but otherwise the drug is low in toxicity. Pharmacological action: anti-ulcer agents. Chemical name: Olean-12-en-29-oic acid, 3-(3-carboxy-1-oxopropoxy)-11-oxo-, (3beta,20beta)-
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