antiscorbutic acid

antiscorbutic acid
antiscorbutic acid

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  • antiscorbutic acid — n. VITAMIN C * * * …   Universalium

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  • antiscorbutic — /an tee skawr byooh tik, an tuy /, Med., Pharm. adj. 1. efficacious against scurvy. n. 2. an antiscorbutic agent, as ascorbic acid. [1715 25; ANTI + SCORBUTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • ascorbic acid — /euh skawr bik/, Biochem. a white, crystalline, water soluble vitamin, C6H8O6, occurring naturally in citrus fruits, green vegetables, etc., and often produced synthetically, essential for normal metabolism: used in the prevention and treatment… …   Universalium

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  • l-dehydroascorbic acid — The reversibly oxidized form of ascorbic acid; it is antiscorbutic, but is converted in the body to 2,3 diketo l gulonic acid, which has no vitamin C activity …   Medical dictionary

  • Vitamin C — This article is about ascorbic acid as a nutrient; for its chemical properties, see the article ascorbic acid; for other uses, see the disambiguation page. Vitamin C …   Wikipedia

  • Scurvy — Classification and external resources Scorbutic gums, a symptom …   Wikipedia

  • lime — 1. CaO; an alkaline earth oxide occurring in grayish white masses (quicklime); on exposure to the atmosphere it becomes converted into calcium hydrate and calcium carbonate (air slaked l.); direct addition of …   Medical dictionary

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