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Vitamin E

Introduction: Vitamin E

Description of Vitamin E

Vitamin E: A substance used in cancer prevention. It belongs to the family of drugs called tocopherols.
Source: National Institute of Health

Vitamin E: A natural fat-soluble antioxidant with potential chemopreventive activity. Also known as tocopherol, vitamin E ameliorates free-radical damage to biological membranes, protecting polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) within membrane phospholipids and within circulating lipoproteins. Peroxyl radicals react 1000-fold faster with vitamin E than with PUFA. In the case of oxygen free radical-mediated tumorigenesis, vitamin E may be chemopreventive. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Vitamin E: A generic descriptor for all TOCOPHEROLS and TOCOTRIENOLS that exhibit ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL activity. By virtue of the phenolic hydrogen on the 2H-1-benzopyran-6-ol nucleus, these compounds exhibit varying degree of antioxidant activity, depending on the site and number of methyl groups and the type of ISOPRENOIDS.
Source: MeSH 2007

Vitamin E: Related Topics

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Vitamin E: Treatments

Vitamin E (treatment): Another name for Vitamin E supplement.

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Broader terms for Vitamin E

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The following terms can be used for Vitamin E

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