"Monoterpenes" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Compounds with a core of 10 carbons generally formed via the mevalonate pathway from the combination of 3,3-dimethylallyl pyrophosphate and isopentenyl pyrophosphate. They are cyclized and oxidized in a variety of ways. Due to the low molecular weight many of them exist in the form of essential oils (OILS, VOLATILE).
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Monoterpenes".
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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Monoterpenes" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Monoterpenes" was a major or minor topic of these publication.