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Superoxides MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Superoxides
Tree Number(s)
D01.248.497.158.685.750.850
D01.339.431.374.850
D01.650.550.750.800
D02.389.338.732
Unique ID
D013481
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013481
Scope Note
Highly reactive compounds produced when oxygen is reduced by a single electron. In biological systems, they may be generated during the normal catalytic function of a number of enzymes and during the oxidation of hemoglobin to METHEMOGLOBIN. In living organisms, SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE protects the cell from the deleterious effects of superoxides.
Entry Term(s)
Superoxide
Superoxide Anion
Superoxide Radical
Pharm Action
Oxidants
Registry Number
11062-77-4
CAS Type 1 Name
Superoxide
NLM Classification #
QV 312
Previous Indexing
Anions (1974)
Oxygen (1974)
See Also
Reactive Oxygen Species
Respiratory Burst
Superoxide Dismutase
Public MeSH Note
1994; was SUPEROXIDE 1975-1993 (see under OXYGEN 1975-1983)
Online Note
use SUPEROXIDES to search SUPEROXIDE 1975-1993
History Note
1994; was SUPEROXIDE 1975-1993 (see under OXYGEN 1975-1983)
Date Established
1984/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/11
Revision Date
2015/06/23
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