Definition of Antioxidants

1. Noun. (plural of antioxidant) ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Antioxidants

1. antioxidant [n] - See also: antioxidant

Medical Definition of Antioxidants

1. Synthetic or natural substances added to products to prevent or delay their deterioriation by action of oxygen in air. In biochemistry and medicine, antioxidants are enzymes or other organic substances, such as vitamin e or beta-carotene, that are capable of counteracting the damaging effects of oxidation in animal tissue. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Antioxidants

antiobesity
antiobscenity
antioccupation
antiodontalgic
antioestrogen
antioestrogenic
antiofficial
antioncogene
antioncogenic
antiopera
antioperas
antiophthalmic factor
antioppression
antiorgastic
antioxidant
antioxidants (current term)
antioxidation
antioxidative
antioxidize
antioxidized
antioxidizes
antioxidizing
antioxygen
antioxygenic
antiozonant
antiozonants
antipain
antipapal
antipaparazzi

Literary usage of Antioxidants

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"Lipid Peroxidation Products and antioxidants in Human Disease Francisco J. Romero, Francisco Bosch-Morell, Maria J. Romero, Enrique J. Jareño, Belén Romero, ..."

2. The Navy Seal Nutrition Guide by Patricia A. Deuster (1996)
"Because you are exposed more than the average person, taking an antioxidant supplement may be protective (see chapter 3 for food sources of antioxidants). ..."

3. The Role of Dietary Supplements for Physically Active People: Current by Kristine M. Scannell, Bernadette M. Marriott (1996)
"antioxidants and physical performance. CRC Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 1995;35(1-2):131-41. Dam B V. Vitamins and sport. ..."

4. Children's Environmental Health Research: Indoor Mold and Children's Health edited by Allen Dearry, Gwen Collman (2000)
"Role of Dietary and Enzymatic antioxidants in Lung Defenses for Air Pollution Constituents of the RELF provide an important first line of lung defenses for ..."

5. Nutrient Composition of Rations for Short-term, High-intensity Combat Operations by Institute of Medicine (U. S.), Fnb, High-stress Situations, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (2006)
"What are the types and levels of direct antioxidants (eg, vitamins C and E, carotenoids) that could be added to rations for short-term use by soldiers ..."

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