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Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Summary

Description: A six carbon compound related to glucose. It is found naturally in citrus fruits and many vegetables. Ascorbic acid is an essential nutrient in human diets, and necessary to maintain connective tissue and bone. Its biologically active form, vitamin C, functions as a reducing agent and coenzyme in several metabolic pathways. Vitamin C is considered an antioxidant.

Also Known As: Vitamin C; Sodium Ascorbate; Ferrous Ascorbate; L-Ascorbic Acid; Acid, Ascorbic Show All >>

Networked: 7056 relevant articles (430 outcomes, 1187 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Ascorbic Acid is Relevant

  1. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 39 outcomes 128 studies in 760 results
  2. Body Weight (Weight, Body) : 20 outcomes 29 studies in 366 results
  3. Ischemia : 13 outcomes 15 studies in 93 results
  4. Cardiovascular Diseases (Cardiovascular Disease) : 12 outcomes 31 studies in 126 results
  5. Infection : 12 outcomes 21 studies in 234 results
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Drugs Related to Ascorbic Acid

  1. Vitamin E
  2. Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
  3. Vitamins
  4. alpha-Tocopherol
  5. Antioxidants
  6. Zinc
  7. beta Carotene (Betacarotene)
  8. Glutathione (Reduced Glutathione)
  9. Carotenoids (Carotene)
  10. Iron
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Therapies Related to Ascorbic Acid

  1. Oral Administration
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  3. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
  4. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis)
  5. Resuscitation
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