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Gossypol MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Gossypol
Tree Number(s)
D02.455.849.765.444
Unique ID
D006072
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006072
Scope Note
A dimeric sesquiterpene found in cottonseed (GOSSYPIUM). The (-) isomer is active as a male contraceptive (CONTRACEPTIVE AGENTS, MALE) whereas toxic symptoms are associated with the (+) isomer.
Entry Term(s)
Gossypol Dipotassium Salt
Gossypol Sodium Salt
Gossypol, (+)-Isomer
Gossypol, (+-)-Isomer
Gossypol, (-)-Isomer
Pharm Action
Contraceptive Agents, Male
Registry Number
KAV15B369O
Related Numbers
128643-52-7
20300-26-9
303-45-7
38005-96-8
40112-23-0
90141-22-3
CAS Type 1 Name
(2,2'-Binaphthalene)-8,8'-dicarboxaldehyde, 1,1',6,6',7,7'-hexahydroxy-3,3'-dimethyl-5,5'-bis(1-methylethyl)-
See Also
Cottonseed Oil
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Gossypol Preferred
Gossypol, (+-)-Isomer Related
Gossypol Sodium Salt Narrower
Gossypol, (+)-Isomer Narrower
Gossypol, (-)-Isomer Narrower
Gossypol Dipotassium Salt Narrower
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