beta Carotene D019207

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Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Organic Chemicals [D02] » Hydrocarbons » Hydrocarbons, Acyclic » Alkenes » Polyenes » Carotenoids » beta Carotene

Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Organic Chemicals [D02] » Hydrocarbons » Terpenes » Carotenoids » beta Carotene

Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Biological Factors [D23] » Pigments, Biological » Carotenoids » beta Carotene

Description

A carotenoid that is a precursor of VITAMIN A. Beta carotene is administered to reduce the severity of photosensitivity reactions in patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria (PORPHYRIA, ERYTHROPOIETIC).   MeSH

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