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substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides

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The Healer: This combination of intravenous fluids, electrolytes, vitamins, minerals, and free radical scavengers may help the patient recover or prepare for surgery, or recover from illness.
Overall, Lipton, Red Label, Kanan Devan and Tetley showed the highest free radical scavenging activity and Camomile was the least free radical scavengers (Table 2).
Numerous studies have demonstrated that free radical scavengers and iron chelators tend to attenuate the ototoxic effects of aminoglycosides, (10) but deferoxamine is thought to cause ototoxic effects by itself.
Some free radical scavengers actually become free radicals, but ALA prevents some of this from occurring.
A defense system of free radical scavengers try to minimizes demage from radicals and during exercise preserve muscle action.
However, it is expectable that a mixture of samples with good free radical scavengers with those with good chelating activity may induce a synergistic effect.
The brain is highly susceptible to free radical damage due to its high use of oxygen and relatively low concentration of antioxidant enzymes and free radical scavengers.
The flavonoids, chrysoeriol and its glycoside are reported to be good antioxidants and free radical scavengers (Mishra et al.
This has lead to not only a greater understanding of the effectiveness of free radical scavengers (phenolic antioxidants, including molecules as diverse as those found in green tea, red wine, and in compounds related to Vitamin E), but also their purposeful design.
Other studies have suggested the photoprotective effects of specific nutrients such as omega-3 fats from fish oils and free radical scavengers like carotene and lycopene; however, topical sunscreens are far more effective.
The purpose of the prevent study was to evaluate the effectiveness of total extracts of a mixture of honeybee-collected pollen and its constituent pollens from Durango, Mexico, as free radical scavengers and as inhibitors of lipid peroxidation, and correlate the flavonol contents and profiles with the variability in the observed activities.
Free radicals are toxic to neurons; compounds that trap them are called free radical scavengers.
Next free radical scavengers Giinko and Vitamin E tackle environmental damage, while majoram and lavender improve circulation, improving radiance.
6,046,188, is titled: "Synthetic Catalytic Free Radical Scavengers Useful as Antioxidants for Prevention and Therapy of Disease.
Over 130 products have been investigated for neuroprotective effects including those from the categories of free radical scavengers, anti-excitotoxic agents, apoptosis (programmed cell death) inhibitors, anti-inflammatory agents, neurotrophic factors, metal ion chelators, ion channel modulators and gene therapy.