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beta Carotene

"beta Carotene" 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 carotenoid that is a precursor of VITAMIN A. It is administered to reduce the severity of photosensitivity reactions in patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria (PORPHYRIA, ERYTHROPOIETIC). (From Reynolds JEF(Ed): Martindale: The Extra Pharmacopoeia (electronic version). Micromedex, Inc, Engewood, CO, 1995.)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "beta Carotene" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "beta Carotene" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 250 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 20 publications in 1999
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