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Descriptor in English: Carbohydrates
Descriptor in Spanish: Carbohidratos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Carboidratos
Descriptor in French: Glucides
Entry term(s): Carbohydrate
Tree number(s): D09
Scope note: A class of organic compounds composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen in a ratio of Cn(H2O)n. The largest class of organic compounds, including STARCH; GLYCOGEN; CELLULOSE; POLYSACCHARIDES; and simple MONOSACCHARIDES.
Annotation: general only; prefer specifics; glucides go here but could also be GLYCOSIDES; carbohydrates in the diet = DIETARY CARBOHYDRATES
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
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
History Note: /metabolism was CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM 1963-65
See also the descriptors: Dietary Carbohydrates MeSH
DeCS UI: 2280
Descriptor UI: D002241
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/02/28
Carbohydrates - Preferred
Concept UI M0003360
Scope note A class of organic compounds composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen in a ratio of Cn(H2O)n. The largest class of organic compounds, including STARCH; GLYCOGEN; CELLULOSE; POLYSACCHARIDES; and simple MONOSACCHARIDES.
Preferred term Carbohydrates
Entry term(s) Carbohydrate



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