Natural product

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Nat´u`ral prod´uct

n.1.(Chem., Biochem.) A chemical substance produced by a living organism; - a term used commonly in reference to chemical substances found in nature that have distinctive pharmacological effects. Such a substance is considered a natural product even if it can be prepared by total synthesis.
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Alas," replied the weeping girl, "I am obliged to own that my mother-in-law's aversion to me arises from a very natural source -- her overweening love for her own child, my brother Edward.
All minds that do not possess the natural sources of exclusion, are fond of creating them by means of a subordinate and more artificial character.
A CAMPAIGN for Rowse honey has been banned for making a "misleading" claim that it is a natural source of slow release energy.
The criteria include, but are not limited to: Product must be made up of at least 95% truly natural ingredients or ingredients that are derived from natural sources, excluding water; no ingredients with any suspected human health risks; no processes that significantly or adversely alter the natural ingredients; ingredients that come from a purposeful, natural source (flora, fauna, mineral); processes that are minimal and don't use synthetic/harsh chemicals; non-natural ingredients only when viable natural alternative ingredients are unavailable and only when there are absolutely no suspected potential human health risks.
Offering the highest quality natural source [beta]-carotene available today, this latest CaroCare product delivers clear benefits in use as well as potential health benefits.
The report also calls for improvements in the methods used to characterize natural source drugs, which involve multiple analytical techniques.
Wheatgerm is a potent natural source of this Vitamin.
A change in the manufacturing process that can affect viral or impurity clearance for a drug substance produced by fermentation or derived from a natural source.
Stroud said many times, people make their yards inviting to song birds, but get upset when raptors eat the song birds, not realizing that to falcons and other birds of prey, the songbirds are their natural source of food.
Their strategy is to deny access to a natural source of antihydrogen, a necessary fuel source for Earth's ships.
It is also a rich natural source of vitamin B, iron manganese, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, phosphorous and carbohydrate.
And in the meantime, will there be a run on the natural source, as there was on the Pacific yew tree, a source of a cancer drug (see SW 4/17/92, p.