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Canthaxanthin MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Canthaxanthin
Tree Number(s)
D02.455.326.271.665.202.868.249
D02.455.426.392.368.367.379.249.887.249
D02.455.849.131.868.249
D23.767.261.887.249
Unique ID
D016644
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016644
Scope Note
A trans-carotenoid pigment widely distributed in nature. The compound is used as an oral suntanning agent and as a food and drug coloring agent. Oral ingestion of the compound causes canthaxanthin retinopathy.
Entry Term(s)
C.I. 40850
Canthaxanthine
Carophyll Red
Food Orange 8
Orobronze
Roxanthin Red 10
Pharm Action
Antioxidants
Registry Number
4C3C6403MU
Related Numbers
514-78-3
CAS Type 1 Name
beta,beta-Carotene-4,4'-dione
Previous Indexing
Antioxidants (1966-1991)
Carotene/analogs & derivatives (1975-1991)
Public MeSH Note
92; CANTHAXANTHIN was indexed under CAROTENE/analogs & derivatives 1978-91
Online Note
use CANTHAXANTHIN (NM) to search CANTHAXANTHIN 1980-91
History Note
92; was CANTHAXANTHIN (NM) 1978-91
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/01/24
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Canthaxanthin Preferred
Roxanthin Red 10 Narrower
Food Orange 8 Narrower
Orobronze Narrower
C.I. 40850 Narrower
Carophyll Red Narrower
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