antiscorbutic


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antiscorbutic

 [an″te-, an″ti-skor-bu´tik]
1. preventing or relieving scurvy.
2. an agent that so acts.

an·ti·scor·bu·tic

(an'tē-skōr-byū'tik),
1. Preventing or curing scurvy (scorbutus).
2. A treatment for scurvy (for example, vitamin C).

antiscorbutic

(ăn′tē-skôr-byo͞o′tĭk, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Curing or preventing scurvy: an antiscorbutic vitamin.

an′ti·scor·bu′tic n.

an·ti·scor·bu·tic

(an'tē-skōr-byū'tik)
1.Preventive or curative of scurvy (scorbutus).
2. A treatment for scurvy (e.g., vitamin C).

antiscorbutic

Tending to prevent, or able to cure, SCURVY. The antiscorbutic substance is vitamin C (ascorbic acid).

an·ti·scor·bu·tic

(an'tē-skōr-byū'tik)
1. Preventing or curing scurvy (scorbutus).
2. A treatment for scurvy (e.g., vitamin C).
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Thus, the author could demonstrate that it is likely that plant species collected by Cook contained antiscorbutic quantities of vitamin C.
At Tierra del Fuego the crew harvested the local greens that botanist Banks thought were antiscorbutic. The ship then sailed on to Tahiti.
At Queen Charlotte Sound, they obtained more antiscorbutic greens, some of which they harvested from their previously planted gardens, made repairs, and then left for the Northern Pacific.
Although sporadic scurvy occurred in later whaling voyages and during arctic explorations, scurvy was prevented whenever fresh citrus fruits and greens containing antiscorbutic amounts of vitamin C were used.
In 1742, in what has been called the first controlled clinical trial, Lind cured two sailors of scurvy with oranges and lemons, while other reputed antiscorbutics failed to cure his other patients.
In addition to the standard rations of salted meats and dried vegetables, the Admiralty supplied Cook with a small amount of traditional antiscorbutics to try at sea.