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Ferrous Sulfate (Code C29049)

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Preferred Name: Ferrous Sulfate

Definition: A sulfate salt of mineral iron formulated for oral administration and used as a dietary supplement, ferrous sulfate is absorbed in the stomach and small intestine and combines with apoferritin to form ferritin, which is stored in the liver, spleen, red bone marrow, and intestinal mucosa. Important in transport of oxygen by hemoglobin to the tissues, iron is also found in myoglobin, transferrin, and ferritin, and is a component of many enzymes such as catalase, peroxidase, and cytochromes.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A form of the mineral iron that is used to treat anemia caused by low amounts of iron in the blood. Anemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells is below normal. Ferrous sulfate is a type of hematinic and a type of dietary supplement.

Display Name: Ferrous Sulfate

Label: Ferrous Sulfate

NCI Thesaurus Code: C29049 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0060282  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Ferrous Sulfate
ferrous sulfate
Iron(II) Sulfate

External Source Codes: 
CAS Registry Number 7782-63-0 (see NLM ChemIDplus info)
NSC Code 146177 (see NCI DTP info)
NSC Code 57631 (see NCI DTP info)
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 467929
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 467929 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C0060282

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
Chemical_Formula Fe.O4S.7H2O
code C29049
Contributing_Source CTRP
Contributing_Source FDA
Legacy_Concept_Name Ferrous_Sulfate
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

Additional Concept Data: 
Defined Fully by Roles: No  


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