ascorbic acid

A key nutrient that the body needs to fight infection, heal wounds, and keep tissues healthy, including the blood vessels, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bones, muscle, skin, teeth, and gums. It is an antioxidant that helps prevent tissue damage caused by free radicals. The body does not make or store ascorbic acid, so it must be taken in every day. It is found in many fruits and vegetables, especially green peppers, citrus, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, leafy greens, potatoes, and cantaloupe. Also called vitamin C.

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  • ascorbic acid — ascorbic acid. См. витамин С. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • ascorbic acid — ► NOUN ▪ vitamin C, a compound found in citrus fruits and green vegetables, essential in maintaining healthy connective tissue. ORIGIN from Latin scorbutus scurvy …   English terms dictionary

  • ascorbic acid — [ə skôr′bik] n. [ A 2 + SCORB(UTIC) + IC] a colorless, crystalline, water soluble vitamin, C6H8O6, found in many foods, esp. citrus fruits, vegetables, and rose hips, and also made synthetically; vitamin C: it is required for proper nutrition and …   English World dictionary

  • Ascorbic acid — This article is about the molecular aspects of ascorbic acid. For information about its role in nutrition, see Vitamin C. L Ascorbic acid …   Wikipedia

  • Ascorbic acid — Vitamin C, an essential nutrient found mainly in fruits and vegetables. The body requires it to form and maintain bones, blood vessels, and skin. Like other vitamins, ascorbic acid is an organic compound. An organic compound is a substance that… …   Medical dictionary

  • ascorbic acid — vitamin C vitamin C n. a vitamin that prevents scurvy. Also called {ascorbic acid}. Syn: ascorbic acid. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ascorbic acid — [[t]æskɔ͟ː(r)bɪk æ̱sɪd[/t]] N UNCOUNT Ascorbic acid is another name for vitamin C. [TECHNICAL] Syn: vitamin C …   English dictionary

  • ascorbic acid — askorbo rūgštis statusas T sritis chemija formulė Formulę žr. priede. priedas( ai) Grafinis formatas atitikmenys: angl. ascorbic acid; vitamin C rus. аскорбиновая кислота; витамин С ryšiai: sinonimas – 2,3 dehidro L gulono rūgšties γ laktonas… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • ascorbic acid — askorbo rūgštis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis 2,3 dehidro L gulono rūgšties laktonas – rūgštūs, balti, vandenyje tirpūs kristalai. Sintetina augalai ir gyvūnai, išskyrus žmogų. Trūkumas žmogui sukelia mažakraujystę,… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • ascorbic acid — askorbo rūgštis statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Vitaminas C, tirpstantis vandenyje, aktyvinantis fermentus amilazę ir arginazę, kurie yra svarbūs organizmo oksidacijos ir redukcijos reakcijoms, angliavandenių, baltymų,… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

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