The concrete juice of Dichopsis Gutta (Isonandra Gutta) and of several other trees of the natural order Sapotaceae.

Characters. - In tough, flexible pieces, of a light brown or chocolate colour.

Solubility. - Soluble, or nearly soluble, in chloroform, yielding a more or less turbid solution.


B.P. Liquor Gutta-percha.


Liquor Gutta-perchse.

Use. - Chiefly employed on account of its physical properties for making splints, etc.; also as a temporary stopping for decayed teeth. Gutta-percha tissue and similar articles are used to prevent the evaporation of lotions, and to cover poultices and fomentations.