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an·ti·ox·i·dant

 (ăn′tē-ŏk′sĭ-dənt, ăn′tī-)
n.
A substance that inhibits oxidation, especially one, such as vitamin E, vitamin C, or beta carotene, that protects cells from the sometimes damaging effects of oxidation.

antioxidant

(ˌæntɪˈɒksɪdənt)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) any substance that retards deterioration by oxidation, esp of fats, oils, foods, petroleum products, or rubber
2. (Biology) biology a substance, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, or beta carotene, that counteracts the damaging effects of oxidation in a living organism

an•ti•ox•i•dant

(ˌæn tiˈɒk sɪ dənt, ˌæn taɪ-)

n.
1. a substance that inhibits oxidation.
2. an enzyme or other organic substance, as vitamin E or beta carotene, capable of counteracting the damaging effects of oxidation in animal tissues.
[1925–30]

an·ti·ox·i·dant

(ăn′tē-ŏk′sĭ-dənt, ăn′tī-ŏk′sĭ-dənt)
A chemical compound or substance that inhibits oxidation. Certain vitamins, such as vitamin E, are antioxidants and may protect body cells from damage due to oxidation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antioxidant - substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxidesantioxidant - substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides
glutathione peroxidase - an enzyme in the body that is a powerful scavenger of free radicals
atomic number 34, Se, selenium - a toxic nonmetallic element related to sulfur and tellurium; occurs in several allotropic forms; a stable grey metallike allotrope conducts electricity better in the light than in the dark and is used in photocells; occurs in sulfide ores (as pyrite)
carotenoid - any of a class of highly unsaturated yellow to red pigments occurring in plants and animals
inhibitor - a substance that retards or stops an activity
rust inhibitor - antioxidant that inhibits the formation of rust
beta-naphthol - an isomer of naphthol used in rubber as an antioxidant
E, tocopherol, vitamin E - a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body
ascorbic acid, vitamin C, C - a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy
Translations
антиокислител
Antioxidans
antioksüdant
antioksidanttihapettumisenestoaine

antioxidant

[ˈæntɪˈɒːksədənt] Nantioxidante m

antioxidant

anti-oxidant [ˌæntiˈɒksɪdənt] nantioxidant(e)

an·ti·ox·i·dant

n. antioxidante. sustancia química que previene oxidación. uso de ácido fólico, vitamina C, beta-carotena para prevenir efectos de oxidación en las células.

antioxidant

adj & n antioxidante m
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GSH is a vital component of body to antioxidative stress, which can react with different oxidizing agent to protect lipids, DNA and proteins of body, so the level of GSH is a crucial index to measure antioxidant capacity (Kussmaul et al.
The data demonstrated that cardiac function and exercise capacity improved in CDC-treated mdx mice, ac companied by enhanced activation of the antioxidative Nrf2 pathway, attenuation of inflammation, reduction in collagen content and fibrosis, and augmented cardio myogenesis in CDC-treated mdx hearts.
The data demonstrated that cardiac function and exercise capacity improved in CDC-treated mdx mice, accompanied by enhanced activation of the antioxidative Nrf2 pathway, attenuation of inflammation, reduction in collagen content and fibrosis, and augmented cardiomyogenesis in CDC-treated mdx hearts.
Both reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species that are formed in erythrocytes are inactivated by antioxidative enzymes and non-enzymatic antioxidants.
Among natural, so-called primary scavengers, antioxidative enzymes of red blood cells and of the serum play a major role [4].
Biological systems evolved endogenous defense mechanisms including employing antioxidants and antioxidative enzymes, to help protect against free radical-induced cell damage [10,11].
Studies have shown that Chinese herb, Fructus corni, also has a protective effect on hepatocytes, and has anticancer, antioxidative, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
The antioxidative feature and discovery of new health benefits of carotenoids makes it medically more viable giving a boost to the demand for carotenoids in medical sectors as well.
These include characterisation of food quality; control of food processing technologies; improvement of product shelf life; measurement of the antioxidative efficiency of food additives; authenticity control and development of novel formulae.
Carvacrol has antioxidative properties, so we are thinking that it binds to, or reacts with, some of the intermediates and prevents them from forming the heterocyclic amines.
It is found that herbs usually contain essential oils that showed antioxidative and antibacterial agents.
The effects of rose hip (Rosa canina) on plasma antioxidative activity and C-reactive protein in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and normal controls: A prospective cohort study.