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Descriptor in English: Acetoin
Descriptor in Spanish: Acetoína
Descriptor in Portuguese: Acetoína
Descriptor in French: Acétoïne
Entry term(s): 3-hydroxy-2-butanone
3H-2B butanone
Acetylmethylcarbinol
Tree number(s): D02.522.296.100
Scope note: A product of fermentation. It is a component of the butanediol cycle in microorganisms. In mammals it is oxidized to carbon dioxide.
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
History Note: 1991(1975)
DeCS UI: 98
Descriptor UI: D000093
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/19
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Acetoin - Preferred
Concept UI M0000137
Scope note A product of fermentation. It is a component of the butanediol cycle in microorganisms. In mammals it is oxidized to carbon dioxide.
Preferred term Acetoin
Entry term(s) 3-hydroxy-2-butanone
3H-2B butanone
Acetylmethylcarbinol



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