prooxidant (prō·kˑ·s·dnt),

n cell oxidation agent.
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Prooxidant actions of bisphenol A (BPA) phenoxyl radicals: implications to BPA-related oxidative stress and toxicity.
Furthermore, a prooxidant effect of the selenite ion is a great disadvantage.
Lead author Dr Beatrice Golomb said that foods have different effects on oxidative stress and cell energy, and they looked at whether trans fats, which have been prooxidant and linked adversely to cell energy, might show the opposite effect.
The prooxidant effect of 5-aminolevulinic acid in the brain tissue of rats: Implications in neuropsychiatric manifestations in porphyrias.
Any disturbance in the ratio of prooxidant and anti-oxidant could result in OS leading to generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and free radicals in in vitro culture media which affect outcomes of IVM (37, 38).
Miyashita, K, Takagi, T, "Study on the Oxidative Rate and Prooxidant Activity of Free Fatty Acids.
m The dose of the administered antioxidants may be important, agents like vitamin E may have both prooxidant and antioxidant effects when administered in vivo.
HDPE samples used in the experiment were treated by exposing them to prooxidant (Manganese stearate) which acts as a UV sensitizer and also to UV light.
Antioxidants could play a role once hemoglobin and serum iron reaches normal level during later part of iron therapy where therpaeutic iron acts as a prooxidant.
Oxidative stress refers to a severe disturbance in the prooxidant-antioxidant balance in favor of the prooxidant, leading to potential damage (Sies, 1997).
Melatonin regulates gene expressions and activities of the antioxidant and prooxidant enzymes (1,7).