Definition of Inosite

1. n. A white crystalline substance with a sweet taste, found in certain animal tissues and fluids, particularly in the muscles of the heart and lungs, also in some plants, as in unripe pease, beans, potato sprouts, etc. Called also phaseomannite.

Definition of Inosite

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A carbohydrate found in plants and animals. ¹

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Definition of Inosite

1. inositol [n -S] - See also: inositol

Medical Definition of Inosite

1. A member of the vitamin B complex necessary for growth of yeast and of mice, absence from the diet causes hair loss and dermatitis in mice. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inosite

inosine-uridine hydrolase
inosine 5'-diphosphate
inosine 5'-triphosphate
inosine diphosphate
inosine monophosphate
inosine pranobex
inosine triphosphatase
inosine triphosphate
inosinic acid
inosite (current term)
inositol-tetrakisphosphate 1-kinase
inositol 1-alpha-galactosyltransferase
inositol 3 kinase
inositol NAD epimerase
inositol O-methyltransferase
inositol hexakisphosphate kinase
inositol lipid
inositol pentakisphosphate kinase
inositol phosphate
inositol phosphates

Literary usage of Inosite

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1. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1865)
"The liquid from •which the inosite is to be separated is concentrated by evaporation, and mixed, boiling, with three or four measures of alcohol ; if a ..."

2. An Introduction to the Chemistry of Plant Products by Paul Haas, Thomas George Hill (1917)
"Of the polyhydric alcohols inosite is of particular interest, and may, ... inosite is, however, not a carbohydrate at all but a polyhydric alcohol derived ..."

3. The Histology and Histochemistry of Man: A Treatise on the Elements of by Heinrich Frey (1875)
"inosite may also pass off by the urine, as in diabetes and ... Sugar of milk, like inosite, is converted by cheesy and other ferments into lactic and ..."

4. Guide to the Practical Examination of Urine. by James Tyson (1888)
"inosite or muscle sugar is sometimes found in the albuminuria of nephritis ... Gallois examined the urine of 102 patients for inosite and found it in seven ..."

5. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1889)
"When glucose is in small quantity the presence of inosite may mask it. ... The substance which gives this reaction has been shown to be inosite or muscle ..."

6. Physiological Chemistry by Karl Gotthelf Lehmann, George Edward Day (1854)
"The crystals of inosite may be readily picked out and separated from those of sulphate of potash after the mother-liquid has bjen removed by pressure, ..."

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