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Acetic Acid (Code C61623)

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Preferred Name: Acetic Acid

Definition: A synthetic carboxylic acid with antibacterial and antifungal properties. Although its mechanism of action is not fully known, undissociated acetic acid may enhance lipid solubility allowing increased fatty acid accumulation on the cell membrane or in other cell wall structures. Acetic acid, as a weak acid, can inhibit carbohydrate metabolism resulting in subsequent death of the organism.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: An acid found in vinegar. Acetic acid is also used to dissolve substances needed to make some medicines and other products, such as plastics.

Label: Acetic Acid

NCI Thesaurus Code: C61623 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0000983  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Acetic Acid
acetic acid
Acetic Acid, Glacial
Glacial Acetic Acid

External Source Codes: 
CAS Registry Number 64-19-7 (see NLM ChemIDplus info)
FDA UNII Code Q40Q9N063P
ChEBI ID CHEBI:15366 (see ChEBI info)
UMLS CUI C0000983

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
Chemical_Formula C2H4O2
code C61623
Contributing_Source FDA
Legacy_Concept_Name Acetic_Acid
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

Additional Concept Data: 
Defined Fully by Roles: No  


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