furocoumarins


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furocoumarins (fyurˈ·ō·kōō·marˑ·inz),

n.pl chemical substances that sensitize the skin to the effects of the sun, thus leading to irregular pigmen-tation and increasing the risk of sunburn and phototoxicity.
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Exposing skin to furocoumarins along with a dose of sunshine can result in painful sores and blisters.
Antihyperlipidaemic and antihypercholesterolaemic effects of Anethum graveolens leaves after theremoval of furocoumarins.
Similarly, it has been reported that the contents of major furocoumarins in Angelicae Dahuricae Radix were significantly reduced, and at least 60% of imperatorin was lost due to the sulfur-fumigation (Wang et al.
Furocoumarins like 8-methoxypsoralen are present in parsnips and celery.
Behavioral and biochemical studies of total furocoumarins from seeds of Psoralea corylifolia in the forced swimming test in mice.
Seville orange juice-felodipine interaction: comparison with dilute grapefruit juice and involvement of furocoumarins.
The photosensitizing compounds in the plants are furocoumarins.
Furocoumarins in the green part of the lime peel--not the pith or juice--get into the skin and absorb UVA radiation, transmitting the energy to nearby cells, damaging them.
Some Naturally Occurring And Synthetic Food Components, Furocoumarins and Ultraviolet Radiation.
Phytophotodermatitis is an ultraviolet-induced contact dermatitis due primarily to plant- (= phyto), fruit-, or vegetable-derived photosensitizing compounds such as furocoumarins (psoralens).
Certain vegetables, including carrots, parsnips and celery, contain compounds called furocoumarins.
Grapefruits contain natural chemicals called furocoumarins, which attack bacteria and act as disinfectants.