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Superoxides

"Superoxides" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Highly reactive compounds produced when oxygen is reduced by a single electron. In biological systems, they may be generated during the normal catalytic function of a number of enzymes and during the oxidation of hemoglobin to METHEMOGLOBIN. In living organisms, SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE protects the cell from the deleterious effects of superoxides.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Superoxides" by people in this website by year, and whether "Superoxides" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 78 publications over 32 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 1988 and 1998 and 2004
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