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Descriptor English: Benzoflavones
Descriptor Spanish: Benzoflavonas
Descriptor Portuguese: Benzoflavonas
Descriptor French: Naphtoflavones
Entry term(s): Benzoflavone Compounds
Compounds, Benzoflavone
Tree number(s): D03.383.663.283.266.450.175
D03.633.100.150.266.450.175
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001571
Scope note: Organic compounds containing a BENZENE ring attached to a flavone group. Some of these are potent arylhydrocarbon hydroxylase inhibitors. They may also inhibit the binding of NUCLEIC ACIDS to BENZOPYRENES and related compounds. The designation includes all isomers; the 7,8-isomer is most frequently encountered.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
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
Pharm Action: Enzyme Inhibitors
Previous Indexing: Flavones (1966-1978)
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under FLAVONES 1979-90
History Note: 91(79); was see under FLAVONES 1979-90
DeCS ID: 1595
Unique ID: D001571
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1977/12/09
Revision Date: 2016/05/27
Benzoflavones - Preferred
Concept UI M0002358
Scope note Organic compounds containing a BENZENE ring attached to a flavone group. Some of these are potent arylhydrocarbon hydroxylase inhibitors. They may also inhibit the binding of NUCLEIC ACIDS to BENZOPYRENES and related compounds. The designation includes all isomers; the 7,8-isomer is most frequently encountered.
Preferred term Benzoflavones
Entry term(s) Benzoflavone Compounds
Compounds, Benzoflavone



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