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Ascorbic Acid

A six carbon compound related to glucose. It is found naturally in citrus fruits and many vegetables. Ascorbic acid is an essential nutrient in human diets, and necessary to maintain connective tissue and bone. Its biologically active form, vitamin C, functions as a reducing agent and coenzyme in several metabolic pathways. Vitamin C is considered an antioxidant.

Year introduced: /therapeutic use was ASCORBIC ACID, THERAPEUTIC 1965

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Tree Number(s): D02.241.081.844.107, D02.241.511.902.107, D09.811.100

MeSH Unique ID: D001205

Registry Number: PQ6CK8PD0R

Entry Terms:

  • Acid, Ascorbic
  • L-Ascorbic Acid
  • Acid, L-Ascorbic
  • L Ascorbic Acid
  • Vitamin C
  • Hybrin
  • Magnorbin
  • Sodium Ascorbate
  • Ascorbate, Sodium
  • Ascorbic Acid, Monosodium Salt
  • Ferrous Ascorbate
  • Ascorbate, Ferrous
  • Magnesium Ascorbate
  • Ascorbate, Magnesium
  • Magnesium di-L-Ascorbate
  • Magnesium di L Ascorbate
  • di-L-Ascorbate, Magnesium
  • Magnesium Ascorbicum

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