Latex

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Latex is a stable dispersion (emulsion) of polymer microparticles in an aqueous medium.wikipedia
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Polymer

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Latex is a stable dispersion (emulsion) of polymer microparticles in an aqueous medium.
Polyisoprene of latex rubber is an example of a natural/biological polymer, and the polystyrene of styrofoam is an example of a synthetic polymer.

Glove

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Such is the case in products like latex gloves, latex condoms and latex clothing. This latex is used to make many other products including mattresses, gloves, swim caps, condoms, catheters and balloons.
Latex, nitrile rubber or vinyl disposable gloves are often worn by health care professionals as hygiene and contamination protection measures.

Sap

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Latex is not to be confused with plant sap; it is a separate substance, separately produced, and with separate functions.
Sap is distinct from latex, resin, or cell sap; it is a separate substance, separately produced, and with different components and functions.

Condom

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Such is the case in products like latex gloves, latex condoms and latex clothing. This latex is used to make many other products including mattresses, gloves, swim caps, condoms, catheters and balloons.
Male condoms are typically made from latex and less commonly from polyurethane or lamb intestine.

Latex clothing

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Such is the case in products like latex gloves, latex condoms and latex clothing.
Latex rubber as a clothing material is common in fetish fashion and among BDSM practitioners, and is often seen worn at fetish clubs.

Papaveraceae

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This method of formation is found in the poppy family and in the rubber trees (Para rubber tree, members of the family Euphorbiaceae, members of the mulberry and fig family, such as the Panama rubber tree Castilla elastica), and members of the family Asteraceae.
They are lactiferous, producing latex, which may be milky or watery, coloured or plain.

Hevea brasiliensis

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This method of formation is found in the poppy family and in the rubber trees (Para rubber tree, members of the family Euphorbiaceae, members of the mulberry and fig family, such as the Panama rubber tree Castilla elastica), and members of the family Asteraceae.
It is the most economically important member of the genus Hevea because the milky latex extracted from the tree is the primary source of natural rubber.

Laticifer

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The cells (laticifers) in which latex is found make up the laticiferous system, which can form in two very different ways.
A laticifer is a type of elongated secretory cell found in the leaves and/or stems of plants that produce latex and rubber as secondary metabolites.

Castilla elastica

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This method of formation is found in the poppy family and in the rubber trees (Para rubber tree, members of the family Euphorbiaceae, members of the mulberry and fig family, such as the Panama rubber tree Castilla elastica), and members of the family Asteraceae.
It was the principal source of latex among the Mesoamerican peoples in pre-Columbian times.

Asclepias

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Evidence showing this defense function include the finding that slugs will eat leaves drained of their latex but not intact ones, that many insects sever the veins carrying latex before they feed, and that the latex of Asclepias humistrata (sandhill milkweed) kills by trapping 30% of newly hatched monarch butterfly caterpillars.
Asclepias is a genus of herbaceous, perennial, flowering plants known as milkweeds, named for their latex, a milky substance containing cardiac glycosides termed cardenolides, exuded where cells are damaged.

Emulsion

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Latex is a stable dispersion (emulsion) of polymer microparticles in an aqueous medium.
Synthetic latexes (rubbers) are also produced by this process.

Asteraceae

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This method of formation is found in the poppy family and in the rubber trees (Para rubber tree, members of the family Euphorbiaceae, members of the mulberry and fig family, such as the Panama rubber tree Castilla elastica), and members of the family Asteraceae.
The leaves and the stems very often contain secretory canals with resin or latex (particularly common among the Cichorioideae).

Natural rubber

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This method of formation is found in the poppy family and in the rubber trees (Para rubber tree, members of the family Euphorbiaceae, members of the mulberry and fig family, such as the Panama rubber tree Castilla elastica), and members of the family Asteraceae. The word latex is also used to refer to natural latex rubber, particularly non-vulcanized rubber.
Currently, rubber is harvested mainly in the form of the latex from the rubber tree or others.

Resin

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It is a complex emulsion consisting of proteins, alkaloids, starches, sugars, oils, tannins, resins, and gums that coagulate on exposure to air.
Other liquid compounds found inside plants or exuded by plants, such as sap, latex, or mucilage, are sometimes confused with resin but are not the same.

Gutta-percha

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Balatá and gutta percha latex contain an inelastic polymer related to rubber.
Gutta-percha refers to trees of the genus Palaquium in the family Sapotaceae and the rigid natural latex produced from the sap of these trees, particularly from Palaquium gutta.

Opium

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Dried latex from the opium poppy is called opium, the source of several useful alkaloids, such as morphine, codeine and papaverine, as well as the street drug heroin.
Opium (poppy tears, with the scientific name: Lachryma papaveris) is the dried latex obtained from the opium poppy (scientific name: Papaver somniferum). Approximately 12 percent of the opium latex is made up of the analgesic alkaloid morphine, which is processed chemically to produce heroin and other synthetic opioids for medicinal use and for illegal drug trade.

Balloon

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This latex is used to make many other products including mattresses, gloves, swim caps, condoms, catheters and balloons.
Modern day balloons are made from materials such as rubber, latex, polychloroprene, or a nylon fabric, and can come in many different colors.

Euphorbiaceae

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This method of formation is found in the poppy family and in the rubber trees (Para rubber tree, members of the family Euphorbiaceae, members of the mulberry and fig family, such as the Panama rubber tree Castilla elastica), and members of the family Asteraceae.
A milky latex is a characteristic of the subfamilies Euphorbioideae and Crotonoideae, and the latex of the rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis is the primary source of natural rubber.

Papaver somniferum

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Dried latex from the opium poppy is called opium, the source of several useful alkaloids, such as morphine, codeine and papaverine, as well as the street drug heroin.
The variety known as Sujata produces no latex at all.

Monarch butterfly

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Evidence showing this defense function include the finding that slugs will eat leaves drained of their latex but not intact ones, that many insects sever the veins carrying latex before they feed, and that the latex of Asclepias humistrata (sandhill milkweed) kills by trapping 30% of newly hatched monarch butterfly caterpillars.
The circular motion a caterpillar uses while eating milkweed prevents the flow of latex that could entrap it.

Mattress

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This latex is used to make many other products including mattresses, gloves, swim caps, condoms, catheters and balloons.
Modern mattresses usually contain either an inner spring core or materials such as latex, viscoelastic or other flexible polyurethane foams.

Anaphylaxis

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Some people have a serious latex allergy, and exposure to latex products such as latex gloves can cause anaphylactic shock.
Other causes include latex exposure and exercise.

Swim cap

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This latex is used to make many other products including mattresses, gloves, swim caps, condoms, catheters and balloons.
A swimming cap, swim cap or bathing cap, is a tightly fitted, skin-tight garment, commonly made from silicone, latex or lycra, worn on the head by recreational and competitive swimmers.

Scratchcard

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Other uses include cement additives, and to conceal information on scratchcards.
The scratchcard itself is made of paper-based card, or plastic, with hidden information such as PIN or HRN (Hidden Recharge Number) printed on it, covered by an opaque substance (usually latex).

Manilkara bidentata

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Balatá and gutta percha latex contain an inelastic polymer related to rubber.
Its latex is used industrially for products such as chicle.