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Sugars MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Sugars
Tree Number(s)
D09.947
Unique ID
D000073893
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000073893
Scope Note
Short chain carbohydrate molecules that have hydroxyl groups attached to each carbon atom unit with the exception of one carbon that has a doubly-bond aldehyde or ketone oxygen. Cyclical sugar molecules are formed when the aldehyde or ketone groups respectively form a hemiacetal or hemiketal bond with one of the hydroxyl carbons. The three dimensional structure of the sugar molecule occurs in a vast array of biological and synthetic classes of specialized compounds including AMINO SUGARS; CARBASUGARS; DEOXY SUGARS; SUGAR ACIDS; SUGAR ALCOHOLS; and SUGAR PHOSPHATES.
Entry Term(s)
Sugar
Pharm Action
Sweetening Agents
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
QU 81
Public MeSH Note
2018
History Note
2018
Date Established
2018/01/01
Date of Entry
2017/07/11
Revision Date
2017/04/10
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