"Dihydroxyacetone" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A ketotriose compound. Its addition to blood preservation solutions results in better maintenance of 2,3-diphosphoglycerate levels during storage. It is readily phosphorylated to dihydroxyacetone phosphate by triokinase in erythrocytes. In combination with naphthoquinones it acts as a sunscreening agent.
- 1,3 Dihydroxy 2 Propanone
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