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Descriptor English: Tannins
Descriptor Spanish: Taninos
Descriptor Portuguese: Taninos
Descriptor French: Tanins
Entry term(s): Acid, Tannic
Acids, Tannic
Tannic Acid
Tannic Acids
Tree number(s): D05.750.078.937
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013634
Scope note: Polyphenolic compounds with molecular weights of around 500-3000 daltons and containing enough hydroxyl groups (1-2 per 100 MW) for effective cross linking of other compounds (ASTRINGENTS). The two main types are HYDROLYZABLE TANNINS and CONDENSED TANNINS. Historically, the term has applied to many compounds and plant extracts able to render skin COLLAGEN impervious to degradation. The word tannin derives from the Celtic word for OAK TREE which was used for leather processing.
Annotation: HYDROLYZABLE TANNINS is also available
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
DeCS ID: 14015
Unique ID: D013634
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2004/07/08
Tannins - Preferred
Concept UI M0021034
Scope note Polyphenolic compounds with molecular weights of around 500-3000 daltons and containing enough hydroxyl groups (1-2 per 100 MW) for effective cross linking of other compounds (ASTRINGENTS). The two main types are HYDROLYZABLE TANNINS and CONDENSED TANNINS. Historically, the term has applied to many compounds and plant extracts able to render skin COLLAGEN impervious to degradation. The word tannin derives from the Celtic word for OAK TREE which was used for leather processing.
Preferred term Tannins
Entry term(s) Acid, Tannic
Acids, Tannic
Tannic Acid
Tannic Acids



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