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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ISLAMABAD -- Eating grapes can protect your teeth from decaying as a recent study suggests a natural compound found in grapes can strengthen teeth and boost the strength of fillings.
s review is focused on the role of natural compound stilbene in the prevention of cancer.
Rasch says a media article about Pandey s dandelion root research caught the attention of the foundation and falls in line with other natural compound research they support.
Lead researcher Dr Jane Cavenaugh, from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, said: "Our study suggests a natural compound like resveratrol could decrease some of the motor deficiencies that are seen in our ageing population.
The chemical, adenosine, is a natural compound known for pain-killing and antiinflammatory properties.
The chemical, adenosine, is a natural compound known for its pain-killing and anti-inflammatory properties.
A combination of capsaicin, the natural compound that makes chili peppers hot, and a derivative of the local anesthetic lidocaine blocked pain-sensing nerve cells without interfering with any other sensations or movement, a study in rats found.
Having a particular form of the gene that encodes the natural compound lactoferfin could predispose some people to travelers' diarrhea, a study finds.
Researchers say that a natural compound, an antioxidant known as caffeic acid, prevents Aspergillus flavus fungus from producing aflatoxins when a tree nut produces an oxidant to fight off this invader.
It is, in fact, the fourth natural compound found that targets the same enzyme.
A natural compound called camptothecin, concentrated mostly in the bark, was discovered to have cancer-halting properties by Houston's Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research.
ISLAMABAD -- Supplements of a natural compound can compensate the human body for the loss of energy production, and reduce the typical signs of ageing, a study has found.