"beta Carotene" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A carotenoid that is a precursor of VITAMIN A. Beta carotene is administered to reduce the severity of photosensitivity reactions in patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria (PORPHYRIA, ERYTHROPOIETIC).
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