Crude fiber value of a drug is a measure of

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  1. Woody matter
  2. Mineral matter
  3. Soft tissue matter
  4. Organic matter


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Mineral matter

crude fiber content is used in measuring of total amount of minerals within the drug. Minerals have low volatile nature and not destroyed by heating.

The fibres are thick elongated walled cells with pointed ends, cell walls which consists of cellulose and may or may not contains lignin. In medical practice they are used in surgical dressing made of natural dressing made up of natural or artificial materials.

Commercially fibers are used in the textile industry for weaving the cloth, as filtering medium and also for insulation purpose.

Woody matter, Soft tissue matter and Organic matter does not explains about the crude fibers.

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