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ascorbic acid 
A natural water-soluble vitamin (Vitamin C). Ascorbic acid is a potent reducing and antioxidant agent that functions in fighting bacterial infections, in detoxifying reactions, and in the formation of collagen in fibrous tissue, teeth, bones, connective tissue, skin, and capillaries. Found in citrus and other fruits, and in vegetables, vitamin C cannot be produced or stored by humans and must be obtained in the diet. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:L-ascorbic acid
vitamin C
US brand names:Asorbicap
Cecon
Cenolate
Cetane
Cevalin
Ce-Vi-Sol
Foreign brand name:C-Long
Abbreviation:VIT C
Chemical structure:2-(1,2-dihydroxyethyl)-4,5-dihydroxy-furan-3-one