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Citric acid

LC control 85026216
Topical headingCitric acid
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See alsoCarboxylic acids
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Found inThe American heritage dictionary of the English language, ©2000, via TheFreeDictionary website, Aug. 24, 2012 (citric acid: A colorless translucent crystalline acid, C₆H₈O₇, principally derived by fermentation of carbohydrates or from lemon, lime, and pineapple juices and used in preparing citrates and in flavorings and metal polishes.)
Collins English dictionary, ©2003, via TheFreeDictionary website, Aug. 24, 2012 (citric acid: a water-soluble weak tribasic acid found in many fruits, esp citrus fruits, and used in pharmaceuticals and as a flavouring. It is extracted from citrus fruits or made by fermenting molasses and is an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism. Formula: CH₂(COOH)C(OH)(COOH)CH₂COOH)
MeSH browser, 2012, viewed Aug. 24, 2012 (Citric Acid. UF Citrate; Uralyt U. A key intermediate in metabolism. It is an acid compound found in citrus fruits. The salts of citric acid (citrates) can be used as anticoagulants due to their calcium chelating ability. Pharm. Action: Anticoagulants; Chelating Agents. In MeSH Tree Structures under: Citrates)
NASA thesaurus, 2012, via WWW, Aug. 24, 2012 (citric acid. RT citrates. BTs: carboxylic acids; carbohydrates)