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Descriptor English: Carotenoids
Descriptor Spanish: Carotenoides
Descriptor Portuguese: Carotenoides
Descriptor French: Caroténoïdes
Entry term(s): Carotene
Carotenes
Carotenoid
Derivatives, Tetraterpene
Tetraterpene Derivatives
Tetraterpenes
Tree number(s): D02.455.326.271.665.202
D02.455.426.392.368.367.379.249
D02.455.849.131
D23.767.261
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002338
Scope note: The general name for a group of fat-soluble pigments found in green, yellow, and leafy vegetables, and yellow fruits. They are aliphatic hydrocarbons containing 4 terpene subunits.
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
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
Pharm Action: Antioxidants
Registry Number: 36-88-4
CAS Type 1 Name: Carotenes and Carotenoids
Public MeSH Note: 1966; for CAROTENE see CAROTENE 1966-2001
History Note: 1966
DeCS ID: 2379
Unique ID: D002338
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Carotenoids - Preferred
Concept UI M0003538
Scope note The general name for a group of fat-soluble pigments found in green, yellow, and leafy vegetables, and yellow fruits. They are aliphatic hydrocarbons containing 4 terpene subunits.
Preferred term Carotenoids
Entry term(s) Carotenoid
Carotenes - Narrower
Concept UI M0370112
Preferred term Carotenes
Entry term(s) Carotene
Tetraterpenes - Narrower
Concept UI M000650146
Preferred term Tetraterpenes
Entry term(s) Derivatives, Tetraterpene
Tetraterpene Derivatives



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