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Descriptor in English: Saponins
Descriptor in Spanish: Saponinas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Saponinas
Descriptor in French: Saponines
Entry term(s): Saponin
Tree number(s): D09.408.782
Scope note: A type of glycoside widely distributed in plants. Each consists of a sapogenin as the aglycone moiety, and a sugar. The sapogenin may be a steroid or a triterpene and the sugar may be glucose, galactose, a pentose, or a methylpentose.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
See also the descriptors: Saporins MeSH
DeCS UI: 12881
Descriptor UI: D012503
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/07/02
Saponins - Preferred
Concept UI M0019420
Scope note A type of glycoside widely distributed in plants. Each consists of a sapogenin as the aglycone moiety, and a sugar. The sapogenin may be a steroid or a triterpene and the sugar may be glucose, galactose, a pentose, or a methylpentose.
Preferred term Saponins
Saponin - Narrower
Concept UI M0019421
Preferred term Saponin



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