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Oxidation-Reduction MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Oxidation-Reduction
Tree Number(s)
G02.700
G03.295.531
Unique ID
D010084
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010084
Annotation
IM for general only; NIM with no qualif with specific drug IM
Scope Note
A chemical reaction in which an electron is transferred from one molecule to another. The electron-donating molecule is the reducing agent or reductant; the electron-accepting molecule is the oxidizing agent or oxidant. Reducing and oxidizing agents function as conjugate reductant-oxidant pairs or redox pairs (Lehninger, Principles of Biochemistry, 1982, p471).
Entry Term(s)
Redox
See Also
Antioxidants
Oxidants
Reducing Agents
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/07/01
Oxidation-Reduction Preferred
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