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Free radical

Introduction: Free radical

Description of Free radical

Free radical: chemicals whose molecular or ionic structure includes an unpaired ("free") electron, usually conferring high reactivity; in biological systems, most free radicals contain oxygen (prefer FREE RADICAL OXYGEN).
Source: CRISP

Free radical: Highly reactive molecules with an unsatisfied electron valence pair. Free radicals are produced in both normal and pathological processes. They are proven or suspected agents of tissue damage in a wide variety of circumstances including radiation, damage from environment chemicals, and aging. Natural and pharmacological prevention of free radical damage is being actively investigated.
Source: MeSH 2007

Free radical: Related Topics

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Source - CRISP

Broader terms for Free radical

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Hierarchical classifications of Free radical

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MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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