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Descriptor English: Diosgenin
Descriptor Spanish: Diosgenina
Descriptor Portuguese: Diosgenina
Descriptor French: Diosgénine
Tree number(s): D04.210.500.247.515.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004144
Scope note: A spirostan found in DIOSCOREA and other plants. The 25S isomer is called yamogenin. Solasodine is a natural derivative formed by replacing the spiro-ring with a nitrogen, which can rearrange to SOLANINE.
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
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
Registry Number: K49P2K8WLX
CAS Type 1 Name: Spirost-5-en-3-ol, (3beta,25R)-
Previous Indexing: Hydroxysteroids (1972-1975)
Saponins (1966-1975)
Spirostans (1968-1978)
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under SAPOGENINS 1979-90
History Note: 91(79); was see under SAPOGENINS 1979-90
DeCS ID: 4200
Unique ID: D004144
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1977/12/16
Revision Date: 2016/05/31
Diosgenin - Preferred
Concept UI M0006495
Scope note A spirostan found in DIOSCOREA and other plants. The 25S isomer is called yamogenin. Solasodine is a natural derivative formed by replacing the spiro-ring with a nitrogen, which can rearrange to SOLANINE.
Preferred term Diosgenin



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