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Xanthine MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Xanthine
Tree Number(s)
D03.132.960.938
D03.633.100.759.758.824.938
Unique ID
D019820
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019820
Annotation
a specific chem: do not confuse with XANTHINES or XANTHENES
Scope Note
A purine base found in most body tissues and fluids, certain plants, and some urinary calculi. It is an intermediate in the degradation of adenosine monophosphate to uric acid, being formed by oxidation of hypoxanthine. The methylated xanthine compounds caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline and their derivatives are used in medicine for their bronchodilator effects. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Registry Number
1AVZ07U9S7
Related Numbers
69-89-6
Previous Indexing
Xanthines (1980-1997)
Public MeSH Note
98; XANTHINE was indexed under XANTHINES 1981-97
History Note
98; use XANTHINE (NM) 1980-97
Entry Combination
analogs & derivatives:Xanthines
Date Established
1998/01/01
Date of Entry
1997/06/20
Revision Date
2016/06/01
Xanthine Preferred
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