Medical Definition of Dihydroascorbic acid

1. The immediate precursor of ascorbic acid in those animals capable of ascorbic acid biosynthesis. Synonym: dihydroascorbic acid, l-gulono-gamma-lactone. L-gulonolactone oxidase, the enzyme catalyzing the conversion of l-gulonolactone and O2 to H2O2 and l-xylo-hexulonolactone, a precursor of ascorbic acid; absent in primates. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dihydroascorbic Acid

dihydric
dihydric alcohol
dihydride
dihydrides
dihydridooxidonitrogen
dihydridooxidonitrogens
dihydro
dihydro-
dihydro-beta-erythroidine
dihydro-orotate
dihydroalprenolol
dihydroanisoin dehydrogenase
dihydroanthracene
dihydroanthracenes
dihydroartemisinin
dihydroascorbic acid (current term)
dihydrobenzophenanthridine oxidase
dihydrobiopterin
dihydrobiopterin reductase
dihydrocapsaicin
dihydrocarbazole
dihydroceramide
dihydroceramide desaturase
dihydrochalcone
dihydrochloride
dihydrocodeine
dihydrocodeine tartrate
dihydrocodeinone
dihydrocortisol 3alpha-oxidoreductase
dihydrocortisone

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