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Galactitol MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Galactitol
Tree Number(s)
D02.033.800.400
D09.853.400
Unique ID
D004376
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004376
Scope Note
A naturally occurring product of plants obtained following reduction of GALACTOSE. It appears as a white crystalline powder with a slight sweet taste. It may form in excess in the lens of the eye in GALACTOSEMIAS, a deficiency of GALACTOKINASE.
Entry Term(s)
Dulcitol
Registry Number
113ZQ1Y7DD
Related Numbers
608-66-2
CAS Type 1 Name
Galactitol
Previous Indexing
Alcohols (1966-1971)
Antineoplastic Agents (1966-1971)
Carbohydrates (1969-1971)
Galactose (1966-1971)
Galactosemia (1966-1971)
Hexoses (1966-1971)
Public MeSH Note
98; see DULCITOL 1991-97, see SUGAR ALCOHOLS 1972-90; for GALACTITOL see DULCITOL 1978-97
History Note
98(72)
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
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