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- The glue of tortoise shell used in traditional Chinese medicine to "nourish yin and blood, and to arrest bleeding, that may be indicated by symptoms of consumptive fever and night sweating due to deficiency of yin; weakness and aching of the loins and knees; anemia; abnormal uterine bleeding, or excessive leukorrhea". The glue of tortoise shell is typically in the form of dark-brown rectangular or square flat pieces that are hard and fragile. It is also known as colla carapacis et plastri testudinis in Latin.
- State Pharmacopoeia Commission of the PRC (2005). "Pharmacopoeia of The People's Republic of China (Volume I)". Chemical Industry Press. ISBN 7117069821.