Definition of Ascorbic acid

1. Noun. A vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy.

Exact synonyms: C, Vitamin C
Generic synonyms: Antioxidant, Water-soluble Vitamin

Definition of Ascorbic acid

1. Noun. (chemistry) A white crystalline organic compound, C6H8O6, found in citrus fruits and many vegetables; it is an antioxidant and an efficient scavenger of free radicals. ¹

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Medical Definition of Ascorbic acid

1. An important dietry requirement, which if insufficint can produce scurvy. Synonym: vitamin C. (18 Nov 2007)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ascorbic Acid

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Literary usage of Ascorbic acid

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Protective effects of ascorbic acid against cadmium toxicity in young Japanese quail. Mean values ± standard error at 4 weeks of age. ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Dependence of the specific rate constant "k" of vanadyl ion catalyzed oxidation of ascorbic acid on oxygen concentration at -log [H+] values of (A) 2.25, ..."

3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The influence of cigarette smoking on the plasma, leukocyte, and cervicovaginal cell ascorbic acid levels in 46 healthy smokers and healthy nonsmokers was ..."

4. Food Chemicals Codex: First Supplement to the Fifth Edition by Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Food Chemicals Codex, Committee on Food Chemicals Codex, Institute of Medicine (U. S.) (2006)
"The total of ascorbic acid and niacinamide is not less than 99.0%. ... TESTS Assay for ascorbic acid Dissolve about 400 mg of sample, accurately weighed, ..."

5. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"Ill: A relation between ascorbic acid levels and ozone susceptibility of light- ... Castillo F, Greppin H. Extracellular ascorbic acid and enzyme activities ..."

6. Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel: Levels Needed for Cognitive And by Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (2006)
"The effect of high ascorbic acid supplementation on body iron stores. ... ascorbic acid from lime juice does not improve the iron status of iron-deficient ..."

7. Mineral Tolerance of Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"( 1997) found that the antioxidants vitamin E, ascorbic acid, and beta- carotene could be used in diets containing 10 mg/kg vanadium to partially restore ..."

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