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beta-Tocopherol MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
beta-Tocopherol
Tree Number(s)
D03.383.663.283.909.750.374
D03.633.100.150.909.750.374
Unique ID
D024503
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D024503
Annotation
deficiency: coordinate BETA-TOCOPHEROL with VITAMIN E DEFICIENCY
Scope Note
A natural tocopherol with less antioxidant activity than alpha-tocopherol. It exhibits antioxidant activity by virtue of the phenolic hydrogen on the 2H-1-benzopyran-6-ol nucleus. As in GAMMA-TOCOPHEROL, it also has three methyl groups on the 6-chromanol nucleus but at different sites.
Entry Term(s)
3,4-Dihydro-2,5,8-trimethyl-2-(4,8,12- trimethyltridecyl)-2H-1-benzopyran-6-ol
Pharm Action
Antioxidants
Vitamins
Registry Number
9U6A490501
Previous Indexing
Vitamin E (1971-2001)
Public MeSH Note
2002; see VITAMIN E 1966-2001
History Note
2002; use VITAMIN E 1966-2001
Date Established
2002/01/01
Date of Entry
2001/07/25
Revision Date
2016/05/31
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