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

an′ti·scor·bu′tic n.
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(Medicine) preventing or curing scurvy: antiscorbutic foods.
(Pharmacology) an antiscorbutic remedy or agent
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(ˌæn ti skɔrˈbyu tɪk, ˌæn taɪ-)

1. efficacious against scurvy.
2. an antiscorbutic agent.
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(2003a) found L-ascorbyl-2-monophosphate calcium (AMP-Ca) to exhibit antiscorbutic activity equal to that of L-ascorbyl-2-monophosphate-Na/Ca (AMP-Na/Ca) in Korean rockfish, Sebastes schlegeli.
Lime acts as an antiscorbutic and refrigerant as well as a vitamin C supplement [6].
Ascorbic acid (AA) ([gamma]-lactone) is a water-soluble compound cited as antiscorbutic and antioxidant playing a key role in the immune response.
The native plants for which Considen documented medicinal actions include myrtle (possibly Eugenia australis) and yellow gum (possibly Xanthorrhoea hastilis) for dysentery, and native sarsaparilla (Smilax glycyphylla) as an antiscorbutic. MacPhersson (1927) further suggests that native sarsaparilla was not only therapeutic but it was considered more pleasant than Jamaican or Central American sarsaparilla and he states that prior to 1927 it had been a common article of trade among Sydney herbalists.
Like vitamin C, for which the optimum dose for general health is much higher than the antiscorbutic intake, vitamin D does far more than prevent rickets or osteoporosis.
vitamin C, they have my express permission to do so--or hexuronic acid or antiscorbutic vitamin or missing stress hormone......