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antioxidant

antioxidant  

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n. a substance capable of neutralizing oxygen free radicals, the highly active and damaging atoms and chemical groups produced by various disease processes and by poisons, radiation, smoking, and ...
antioxidant nutrients

antioxidant nutrients  

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Highly reactive oxygen radicals are formed during normal oxidative metabolism and in response to infection and some chemicals. They cause damage to fatty acids in cell membranes, and the products of ...
antiscorbutic

antiscorbutic  

1 describing an agent that opposes or prevents the development of scurvy.2 any agent with antiscorbutic properties.
antiscorbutic factor

antiscorbutic factor  

orformer term for any substance with vitamin C activity.
ascorbic acid

ascorbic acid  

The water-soluble vitamin C that occurs in large quantities in fruit and vegetables, a deficiency of which causes scurvy in humans.
ascorbin stearate

ascorbin stearate  

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An ester of ascorbic acid and stearic acid; a fat-soluble form of vitamin C which is used as an antioxidant.
cancer

cancer  

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A malignant neoplasm (including both carcinoma and sarcoma) which arises from the abnormal and uncontrolled division of cells and which invades and destroys the surrounding tissues. The primary ...
capillary fragility

capillary fragility  

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A measure of the resistance to rupture of the small blood vessels (capillaries), which leads to leakage of red blood cells into tissue spaces. Deficiency of vitamin C can lead to increased capillary ...
connective tissue

connective tissue  

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The tissue that supports, binds, or separates more specialized tissues and organs or functions as a packing tissue of the body. It consists of an amorphous ground substance of mucopolysaccharides in ...
dehydroascorbic acid

dehydroascorbic acid  

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Oxidized vitamin C, which is readily reduced back to the active form in the body, and therefore has vitamin activity.
dentine

dentine  

(den-teen)a hard tissue that forms the bulk of a tooth. The dentine of the crown is covered by enamel and that of the root by cementum.
docosapentaenoic acid

docosapentaenoic acid  

A long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (C22:5 ω3 or ω6); see oil, fish.
erythorbic acid

erythorbic acid  

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The d‐isomer of ascorbic acid, also called d‐araboascorbic acid and iso-ascorbic acid, with only slight vitamin C activity, used in foods as an antioxidant.
iron

iron  

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Metallic element that possesses the capacity to be magnetized, is an essential element in the production of hemoglobin, and is very widely used in many industrial applications, especially in the ...
pressure sore

pressure sore  

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(bedsore, decubitus ulcer) an ulcerated area of skin caused by continuous pressure on part of the body: a hazard to be guarded against in all bedridden (especially unconscious) patients. Healing is ...
scurvy

scurvy  

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The disorder caused by deficiency of vitamin C. The major effects are connective tissue weakness because of the failure of proline hydroxylation and the consequent inability to produce mature ...
vegetables

vegetables  

Plants or parts of plants cultivated for food. Some foods that are botanically fruits, such as tomatoes and cucumbers, and seeds, such as peas and beans, are included with the vegetables; some ...
vitamin

vitamin  

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n. any of a group of substances that are required, in very small amounts, for healthy growth and development: they cannot be synthesized by the body and are therefore essential constituents of the ...
wound healing

wound healing  

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• Wound healing is the restoration of anatomical integrity to a traumatized tissue.• Wounds heal by a combination of epithelialization, connective tissue deposition and contraction.• Also describe ...
xyloascorbic acid

xyloascorbic acid  

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Alternative name for ascorbic acid (vitamin C) to distinguish it from isoascorbic acid (erythorbic acid, araboascorbic acid), which has only slight vitamin C activity.

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