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Descriptor English: Vitamin E
Descriptor Spanish: Vitamina E
Descriptor Portuguese: Vitamina E
Descriptor French: Vitamine E
Tree number(s): D03.383.663.283.909
D03.633.100.150.909
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014810
Scope note: A generic descriptor for all TOCOPHEROLS and TOCOTRIENOLS that exhibit ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL activity. By virtue of the phenolic hydrogen on the 2H-1-benzopyran-6-ol nucleus, these compounds exhibit varying degree of antioxidant activity, depending on the site and number of methyl groups and the type of ISOPRENOIDS.
Annotation: /ther use: coordinate disease with /drug ther, not /diet ther
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
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
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Entry Combination: deficiency:Vitamin E Deficiency
Pharm Action: Antioxidants
Vitamins
Registry Number: 1406-18-4
DeCS ID: 15211
Unique ID: D014810
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/06/01
Vitamin E - Preferred
Concept UI M0022802
Scope note A generic descriptor for all TOCOPHEROLS and TOCOTRIENOLS that exhibit ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL activity. By virtue of the phenolic hydrogen on the 2H-1-benzopyran-6-ol nucleus, these compounds exhibit varying degree of antioxidant activity, depending on the site and number of methyl groups and the type of ISOPRENOIDS.
Preferred term Vitamin E



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