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Ascorbic Acid

"Ascorbic Acid" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A six carbon compound related to glucose. It is found naturally in citrus fruits and many vegetables. Ascorbic acid is an essential nutrient in human diets, and necessary to maintain connective tissue and bone. Its biologically active form, vitamin C, functions as a reducing agent and coenzyme in several metabolic pathways. Vitamin C is considered an antioxidant.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Ascorbic Acid" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Ascorbic Acid" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 290 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 19 publications in 2009
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