monoterpene

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monoterpene

(ˈmɒnəˌtɜːpiːn)
n
(Chemistry) chem an isoprene unit, C5H8, forming a terpene
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The common types of phytonutrients include carotenoids, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, phytosterols, alkaloids, and others (such as cyclic compounds, monoterpenes, lignans, saponins, anthocyanins, and sulfides & thiols).
Plant-derived monoterpenes suppress hamster kidney cell 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme a reductase synthesis at the posttranscriptional level, J.
Rowachol contains six plant monoterpenes that stimulate bile production and inhibit cholesterol crystal formation in bile.
Melissa officinalis extracts contain a range of phytochemicals including phenolic acids, flavonoids, sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes and triterpenes with recent reports describing cytotoxic and anti-proliferative effects in various tumour cell lines.
Most oil contained significantly higher monoterpenes than sesquiterpene, except oil from medium depth peatland where amount of sesquiterpenes slightly higher (38.
Dill also contains monoterpenes, which, according to the Journal of Nutrition, are said to have anti-tumor properties.
Fumigant insecticidal activity and repellent effect of five essential oils and seven monoterpenes on first-instar nymphs of Rhodnius prolixus.
Indole monoterpenes with antichemotactic activity from Psychotria myriantha: chemotaxonomic significance.
The essential oil consists mainly of oxygenated monoterpenes (73.
Oranges and other citrus fruits contain monoterpenes, which help in preventing cancer by flushing carcinogens out of the body.
The first part of the volume is organized by chemical class, covering monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, triterpenes & steroids, essential oils, phenolic compounds, phenylpropanoids, coumarins, flavonoids, quinones & benzophenones, xanthones & anthranoids, lignans & stilbenes, tannins, alkaloids, and ceramides & cerebrosides.