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vitamin E

n.
Any of a group of closely related fat-soluble compounds, consisting of the tocopherols (especially alpha-tocopherol) and the tocotrienols, that are found chiefly in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds, wheat germ, and leafy green vegetables, and act as antioxidants in the body.

vitamin E

n
(Biochemistry) another name for tocopherol

vitamin E


n.
a pale yellow, viscous fluid, abundant in vegetable oils, cereal grains, butter, and eggs, an important antioxidant.
[1920–25]

vitamin E

A vitamin important for normal cell growth and function. It is found in vegetable oils, wheat germ, green leafy vegetables, and egg yolks.
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Noun1.vitamin E - a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproductionvitamin E - a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body
alpha-tocopheral - a potent form of vitamin E obtained from germ oils or by synthesis
antioxidant - substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides
fat-soluble vitamin - any vitamin that is soluble in fats
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In each month, the concentrations of retinol acetate, alpha tocopherol, delta tocopherol, alpha tocopherol acetate and vitamin D3 in seminal plasma were analyzed by using HPLC.
Because vitamin E is inexpensive, it is likely these benefits are cost-effective as alpha tocopherol improves functional outcomes and decreases caregiver burden," say the authors.
Alpha tocopherol is the form of vitamin E used most commonly in commercial supplements.
U (a) (Levofloxacin 20 mg/ml and Alpha tocopherol 5mg/ml) infused intrauterine for three consecutive days.
Oxidative stress affects alpha tocopherol content in soybean embryonic axes upon imbibition and following germination.
Aim of Study: To determine the effects of ascorbic acid (AA) and alpha tocopherol (AT) supplementation on stress induced changes in serum malondialdehyde and serum superoxide dismutase levels in male Sprague Dawley rats.
Only one of these stereoisomers is bioidentical to natural alpha tocopherol (RRR-alpha-tocopherol or d-alphatocopherol).
Participants were divided into thirds, ranked according to their serum concentrations of carotenoids, alpha tocopherol and selenium measured in 1996 and monitored for histologically confirmed BCC and SCC tumors through until 2004.
Using this assay method alpha tocopherol has the highest unit of activity.
Immune Response and Plasma Alpha Tocopherol and Selenium Status of Male Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) Calves Supplemented with Vitamin E and Selenium.