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 (lĭp′ə-fĭl′ĭk, lī′pə-)
Having an affinity for, tending to combine with, or capable of dissolving in lipids.


(ˌlɪpəʊˈfɪlɪk) or


(Biochemistry) chem having an affinity for lipids


(ˌlɪp əˈfɪl ɪk, ˌlaɪ pə)

1. having a strong affinity for lipids.
2. promoting the dissolvability or absorbability of lipids.
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Adj.1.lipophilic - having an affinity for lipids
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
oleophilic - having a strong affinity for oils rather than water
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He covers some basics, hydrophilic lipophilic balance: towards rational emulsions, net average curvature, emulsions, foams, problems, phase diagrams, and putting the principles into practice.
SPCI is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing pharmaceutical products, including those based on its proprietary advanced lipid technologies (ALT) platform which is designed to enhance the bioavailability, reduce the food effect, and improve the efficacy of lipids and lipophilic active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).
This facilitates diffusion of the active ingredient from inside the capsule into the lipophilic cuticles of pests.
It is comprised of one or more cosmetically acceptable particulates coated with a hydrophobic materia] that is comprised of at least one fatty acid, at least one acyl amino acid and zinc chloride; at least one binder for the particulates that contains at least one silicone resin selected from the group consisting of silanes, siloxanes, siloxy-silicates and silsesquioxanes; and an oil-attracting heteropolymer having a protein backbone with lipophilic sidechains.
Study author Xuemei Huang from Penn State College of Medicine said statin use was associated with higher, not lower, Parkinson's disease risk, and the association was more noticeable for lipophilic statins, an observation inconsistent with the current hypothesis that these statins protect nerve cells.
The team, from the National Cancer Centre in Beijing, found that a common type of statin called lipophilic statin showed a particularly strong protective effective in breast cancer patients, compared with hydrophilic statins, which had a much weaker effect.
XYDALBA is a second-generation, semi-synthetic lipoglycopeptide, which consists of a lipophilic side-chain added to an enhanced glycopeptide backbone.
That diversity dwindles, however, around puberty, when the lipophilic taxa Malassezia surges in abundance.
Diving deeper into the dataset, she found that the overall survival benefit was present only in the 89% of statin users who were on lipophilic statins, such as atorvastatin or simvastatin.
Although Intralipid emulsion rescue therapy is an approved antidote for local-anesthetic systemic toxicities, its application has been expanded and supported by case reports in recent years to include the reversal of other lipophilic drug toxicities.
In a series of experiments, German scientists investigated the antimicrobial efficacy of antimicrobials with different solubility: hydrophilic, lipophilic and amphiphilic.
Existing topical acne medications, the company says, are lipophilic formulations that ensure stability but compromise effectiveness because the antibiotic is not solubilized and is less effective in reaching the target tissue.