"Areca" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A plant genus of the family ARECACEAE. Members contain ARECOLINE and CATECHIN. The leaves and nuts have been used as masticatories, stimulants, and astringents in traditional medicine. The common name of betel is also used for PIPER BETLE. The common name of catechu is sometimes used for ACACIA CATECHU.
- Betel Nut
- Betel Nuts
- Nut, Betel
- Nuts, Betel
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