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alpha-Tocopherol MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
alpha-Tocopherol
Tree Number(s)
D03.383.663.283.909.750.249
D03.633.100.150.909.750.249
Unique ID
D024502
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D024502
Annotation
deficiency: coordinate ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL with VITAMIN E DEFICIENCY
Scope Note
A natural tocopherol and one of the most potent antioxidant tocopherols. It exhibits antioxidant activity by virtue of the phenolic hydrogen on the 2H-1-benzopyran-6-ol nucleus. It has four methyl groups on the 6-chromanol nucleus. The natural d form of alpha-tocopherol is more active than its synthetic dl-alpha-tocopherol racemic mixture.
Entry Term(s)
3,4-Dihydro-2,5,7,8-tetramethyl-2-(4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl)-2H-1-benzopyran-6-ol
R,R,R-alpha-Tocopherol
Tocopherol Acetate
Tocopherol Succinate
Tocopheryl Acetate
Vitamin E Succinate
alpha-Tocopherol Acetate
alpha-Tocopherol Hemisuccinate
alpha-Tocopherol Succinate
alpha-Tocopheryl Calcium Succinate
d-alpha Tocopherol
d-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate
Pharm Action
Antioxidants
Vitamins
Registry Number
H4N855PNZ1
Related Numbers
17407-37-3
58-95-7
59-02-9
9E8X80D2L0
LU4B53JYVE
N9PR3490H9
Previous Indexing
Vitamin E (1965-2001)
Public MeSH Note
2002; see VITAMIN E 1966-2001; ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL SUCCINATE was indexed under VITAMIN E 1985-2008; ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL ACETATE was indexed under ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL 1980-2008, for TOCOPHEROL ACETATE, D-ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL ACETATE, and TOCOPHEROL SUCCINATE see TOCOPHEROLS 2008-2013
History Note
2002; use VITAMIN E 1966-2001; for ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL SUCCINATE use VITAMIN E 1982-2007; for TOCOPHEROL ACETATE, D-ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL ACETATE, and TOCOPHEROL SUCCINATE use TOCOPHEROLS 2008-2013
Date Established
2002/01/01
Date of Entry
2001/07/25
Revision Date
2018/07/02
alpha-Tocopherol Preferred
d-alpha Tocopherol Narrower
alpha-Tocopherol Succinate Narrower
d-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate Related
alpha-Tocopherol Acetate Narrower
alpha-Tocopheryl Calcium Succinate Narrower
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