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 (tər-pĭn′ē-ôl′, -ōl′, -ŏl′)
Any of three isomeric alcohols, C10H17OH, occurring naturally in the essential oils of certain plants and used as solvents in perfumes, soaps, and medicine.

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(Elements & Compounds) a terpene alcohol with an odour of lilac, present in several essential oils. A mixture of the isomers is used as a solvent and in flavourings and perfumes. Formula: C10H17OH
[C20: from terpene + -ine2 + -ol1]
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(tɜrˈpɪn iˌɔl, -ˌɒl)

any of several unsaturated tertiary alcohols having the formula C10H18O: used chiefly in the manufacture of perfumes.
[1840–50; terpine (terp- (see terpene) + -ine2) + -ol2]
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Summary: Turpentine is used to manufacture a wide range of chemicals such as terpineol, synthetic camphor and synthetic borneol among others
Anize oil contains thymol, terpineol and anethole, which are thought to help with cough and flu cases.
As can be seen in Figure 3, extraction efficiency of the VOCs increased 1.5-fold for the two pinene types and eucalyptol while those of terpineol and terpinyl acetate increased about 2.5 to 4.5 at 65[degrees]C compared to the 20[degrees]C (room temperature).
Furthermore, [alpha] terpineol, [beta]-pinene, and p-cymene are only present in our sample and that of Saudi Arabia.
The main effects observed were hypotension and bradycardia in vivo to p-cymene [37], negative inotropic effect in vivo to eucalyptol [38], cardiovascular system stimulation and depression in vivo to linalool [39], reduction and prevention of cardiovascular injuries caused by pulmonary hypertension in vivo to limonene [40], and hypotension and vasorelaxation [41] and antihypertension to terpineol [42].
Chemical homonymy occurs when the same name can refer to different chemicals [e.g., the generic name Terpineol can refer to various stereoisomers or salts of the parent compound, 2-(4-methylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)propan-2-ol].
The essential oil of Loukkos is characterized by the presence of pulegone as main constituent with a content of (82.40%); the latter is followed by the terpineol acetate (4.39%) and the isopulegone (3.23%).Other compounds are also identified but at relatively low percentages such as the piperitenone (1.65%), camphene (1.43%), humulene (1.01%) (Table1).
Moreover, Behravan et al., (14) showed that pulegone (44.5 %), terpineol (14.5%), methyl acetate (10.9%), isoneomenthol (7.1%) and 1, 8-cineole (4.1%) were the most abundant components of the essential oil obtained from Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi province (North East of Iran).
In contrast, citral had a depressor effect of conduction velocity at a dose of 3 [micro]g/mL (equivalent concentration to 20 [micro]M), which is lower than that for eugenol (60 [micro]M), terpineol (300 [micro]M) and estragole (2,000 [micro]M) (9-11).