citric acid

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citric acid

 [sit´rik]
a compound found in citrus fruits and acting as an antiscorbutic and diuretic. It functions as an anticoagulant in blood preservatives such as citrate phosphate dextrose, and is a metabolic intermediate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle.

cit·ric ac·id

(sit'rik as'id),
The acid of citrus fruits, widely distributed in nature and a key intermediate in intermediary metabolism.

cit·ric ac·id

(sit'rik as'id)
The acid of citrus fruits, widely distributed in nature and a key intermediate in intermediary metabolism.

citric acid

An ingredient of various effervescent medications such as urine alkalizing agents.

cit·ric ac·id

(sit'rik as'id)
The acid of citrus fruits, widely distributed in nature and a key intermediate in intermediary metabolism.

Patient discussion about citric acid

Q. I have an allergy to citric acid. Is there a cure or preventative for this.......something I can take? Redness of face around features and blurring of vision about half an hour after ingesting. Citric Acid is in a LOT of products.

A. Thanks for trying Justin. For the redness, I use a mix of anti-histamine cream and hydro-cortisone. This doesn't help with the blurred-vision of course; it's just a temporary fix for my appearance. It seems that I just need to find things I can eat that don't have citric-acid added (as a preservative or to add a tangy taste) or that have citric-acid in it naturally (like citrus fruits etc.). I have to avoid foods that have the following on the ingredients list: citric-acid, sodium citrate, E330. Hope this info helps some others!

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