antiscorbutic Medicine

antiscorbutic Medicine
antiscorbutic Medicine
adjective preventing or curing scurvy.
noun an antiscorbutic food or drug.

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  • antiscorbutic — 1. Preventive or curative of scurvy (scorbutus). 2. A treatment for scurvy ( e.g., vitamin C). * * * an·ti·scor·bu·tic skȯr byüt ik adj counteracting scurvy <the antiscorbutic vitamin is vitamin C> antiscorbutic …   Medical dictionary

  • antiscorbutic — 1. adjective preventing or curing scurvy 2. noun A medicine that prevents or cures scurvy …   Wiktionary

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  • buckbean — The leaves of Menyanthes trifoliata (family Gentianaceae); credited with emmenagogue, antiscorbutic, and simple bitter properties. SYN: bogbean, menyanthes …   Medical dictionary

  • l-dehydroascorbic acid — The reversibly oxidized form of ascorbic acid; it is antiscorbutic, but is converted in the body to 2,3 diketo l gulonic acid, which has no vitamin C activity …   Medical dictionary

  • lemon — The fruit of Citrus limon (family Rutaceae); a source of citric and ascorbic acid; the freshly expressed juice of the ripe fruit is used as a refrigerant diuretic in fever, in the form of lemonade. SYN: limon. [L. limon] * * * lem·on lem ən n an… …   Medical dictionary

  • vitamin — One of a group of organic substances, present in minute amounts in natural foodstuffs, that are essential to normal metabolism; insufficient amounts in the diet may cause deficiency diseases. [L. vita, life, + amine] v. A 1. any β …   Medical dictionary

  • sodium ascorbate — n the sodium salt C6H7NaO6 of vitamin C * * * 1. [USP] the monosodium salt of ascorbic acid, administered parenterally as an antiscorbutic and nutritional supplement, as an adjunct to improve absorption in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia… …   Medical dictionary

  • cramp bark — the dried bark of Viburnum opulus, the high bush or cranberry tree; it has been used as an antispasmodic, uterine sedative, and antiscorbutic …   Medical dictionary

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