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Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids
Tree Number(s)
D03.132.716
D03.633.100.772
Unique ID
D011763
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011763
Scope Note
A group of ALKALOIDS, characterized by a nitrogen-containing necine, occurring mainly in plants of the BORAGINACEAE; COMPOSITAE; and LEGUMINOSAE plant families. They can be activated in the liver by hydrolysis of the ester and desaturation of the necine base to reactive electrophilic pyrrolic CYTOTOXINS.
Entry Term(s)
Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid
Senecio Alkaloid
Senecio Alkaloids
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Alkaloids (1966-1970)
Heterocyclic Compounds (1966-1970)
Public MeSH Note
73
History Note
73(71)
Date Established
1973/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids Preferred
Senecio Alkaloids Related
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