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Tannins MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Tannins
Tree Number(s)
D05.750.078.937
Unique ID
D013634
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013634
Annotation
HYDROLYZABLE TANNINS is also available
Scope Note
Polyphenolic compounds with molecular weights of around 500-3000 daltons and containing enough hydroxyl groups (1-2 per 100 MW) for effective cross linking of other compounds (ASTRINGENTS). The two main types are HYDROLYZABLE TANNINS and CONDENSED TANNINS. Historically, the term has applied to many compounds and plant extracts able to render skin COLLAGEN impervious to degradation. The word tannin derives from the Celtic word for OAK TREE which was used for leather processing.
Entry Term(s)
Tannin
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
QV 65
History Note
2022 (1966)
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2022/07/14
Tannins Preferred
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