thujone

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thu·jone

 (tho͞o′jōn′, thyo͞o′-)
n.
A ketone, C10H16O, that is thought to be a neurotoxin and is found in certain plants such as the wormwood Artemisia absinthium, an ingredient in absinthe.

[New Latin Thuja, arborvitae genus (since it is found in arborvitae); see thuja + -one.]
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The essential oil in the OE differs from that in the HE; qualitatively some compounds such as azulene, alpha-bisabolol, and bisbolene epoxide hydrate are found in OE and not in HE, while oxazolidine, viridiflorol, camphor, and thujol are found only in HE; quantitatively some little difference found as in [alpha]-humulene and limonene increased in Hexane Extract (HE) than in Oil Extract (OE).