antiscorbutic


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antiscorbutic

a remedy or agent that prevents or cures scurvy
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L-Ascorbyl-2-sulfate has equal antiscorbutic activity as L-ascorbyl-2-monophosphate for tilapia, Oreochromis niloticusxO.
Despite the advanced development and technology in navigation, shipbuilding, cartography, and even the use of empirical antiscorbutic preventive dietary measures in China during the Ming era (1368-1644) (10), the Chinese seagoing expeditions led by Admiral Zheng He (1371-1433) suffered from extremely heavy casualties and were finally discontinued (10).
All were bought in the local markets, as was citrus fruit once this had been recognised as a valuable antiscorbutic.
Captain Cook's beer: the antiscorbutic use of malt and beer in late 18th century sea voyages.
L-ascorbyl-2-monophosphate has equal antiscorbutic activity as L-ascorbic acid but L-ascorbyl-2-sulfate is inferior to L-ascorbic acid for channel catfish.
An important development in this regard was the British navy's daily ration of lime juice as an antiscorbutic starting in 1795.