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Descriptor in English: Cytosine
Descriptor in Spanish: Citosina
Descriptor in Portuguese: Citosina
Descriptor in French: Cytosine
Tree number(s): D03.383.742.698.421
Scope note: A pyrimidine base that is a fundamental unit of nucleic acids.
Annotation: /biosyn /physiol permitted
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
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
DeCS UI: 3616
Descriptor UI: D003596
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/05/28
Cytosine - Preferred
Concept UI M0005618
Scope note A pyrimidine base that is a fundamental unit of nucleic acids.
Preferred term Cytosine



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