Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A salt of ascorbic acid.

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  • noun organic chemistry Any salt or ester of ascorbic acid

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[ascorb(ic acid) + –ate.]

Examples

  • High-dose injections of vitamin C, also known as ascorbate or ascorbic acid, reduced tumor weight an ...

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • High-dose injections of vitamin C, also known as ascorbate or ascorbic acid, reduced tumor weight an ...

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • High-dose injections of vitamin C, also known as ascorbate or ascorbic acid, reduced tumor weight an ...

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • There is no vitamin C whatsoever in grits, a fact that would upset Can's Damo Suzuki, who clearly believed vegetable-friendly L-ascorbate had special powers.

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  • “DNA damage induced by reactions of uranyl acetate with ascorbate.”

    Yellow Dirt

  • Here is a list from one package: sodium phosphates, sodium ascorbate, sodium erythorbate, sodium nitrite, potassium lactate, sodium diacetate.

    Casein Not in All Sodium

  • A peroxidase/phenolics/ascorbate system can scavenge hydrogen peroxide in plants.

    Effects of ultraviolet-B on forest vegetation in the Arctic

  • Pharmacologic doses of ascorbate act as a prooxidant and decrease growth of aggressive tumor xenografts in mice.

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  • As modalities in cancer are often combined, these data suggest that pharmacologic ascorbate in combination with other therapies deserves further exploration for treatment of cancers that otherwise have poor outcomes, such as pancreatic and ovarian carcinomas and glioblastoma.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Nevertheless, Chen et al. end their paper on a cautiously optimistic note:Although our preclinical mouse data showed that tumor growth was significantly decreased Fig. 2, the use of pharmacologic ascorbate as a single agent was not curative.

    Archive 2008-08-01

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