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acetic acid

 [ah-se´tik]
the two-carbon carboxylic acid, the characteristic component of vinegar; used as a solvent, menstruum, and pharmaceutic necessity. Glacial acetic acid (anhydrous acetic acid) is used as a solvent, vesicant and caustic, and pharmaceutic necessity.

a·ce·tic ac·id

(a-sē'tik as'id),
A product of the oxidation of ethanol and of the destructive distillation of wood; used locally as a counterirritant and occasionally internally, and also as a reagent; contained in vinegars.
Synonym(s): ethanoic acid

acetic acid

n.
A clear, colorless organic acid, C2H4O2, with a distinctive pungent odor, used as a solvent and in the manufacture of rubber, plastics, acetate fibers, pharmaceuticals, and photographic chemicals. It is the chief acid of vinegar.

Acetic Acid

Chemistry The main component of vinegar; an organic acid used to manufacture various chemicals—e.g., plastics and other polymers.
Pharmacology A pharmaceutical necessity containing 36% C2H4O2 by weight; it is bactericidal, spermatocidal, and used in vaginal douches for managing Trichomonas, Candida, Haemophilus infections and Acetobacter but, except for producing vinegar, is usually produced synthetically.

acetic acid

Pharmacology A pharmaceutical necessity containing 36% C2H4O2 by weight; it is bactericidal, spermatocidal, and used in vaginal douches for managing Trichomonas, Candida, Haemophilus infections

a·ce·tic ac·id

(ă-sē'tik as'id)
A product of the oxidation of ethanol and of the destructive distillation of wood; used locally as a counterirritant and occasionally internally, and also as a reagent.

acetic acid

or

ethanoic acid

a clear colourless liquid which gives vinegar its pungent odour. Formula: CH3 COOH.

a·ce·tic ac·id

(a-sē'tik as'id)
Product of oxidation of ethanol and of the destructive distillation of wood; used locally as a counterirritant and occasionally internally, and also as a reagent; contained in vinegars.
Synonym(s): ethanoic acid.
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Whereas the acetic acid had a major role in enhancing the body weight, especially at 5 and 6 weeks of age [19].
The result of monocytes count (Table 4) showed that there is significant increase (P<0.05) in monocytes count in the control group at 25 and 35 day old comparing with 15 day old, while the 1st group show significant decrease (P<0.05) in monocytes count in 25 and 35 days old comparing with other groups, and the acetic acid treated group show non-significant changes comparing with control group.
Treatment with acetic acid limiting these effects especially at 15 day old, but at 25 and 35 day acetic acid had minimum or no significant effects compared with the 1st group.
The results of histopathological changes revealed that in the 1st group the lesions were most obvious in both thymus and Harderian gland among other groups and this contributed to the toxic effect of aflatoxin on body tissue, while the 2nd group show less pathological effect on thymus and Harderian gland and this indicated that acetic acid decreased the toxicity of aflatoxin.
Acetic acid reduced to a certain extent the histological changes in lymphoid tissue [29], and in other organs (liver and spleen) compared to the exposure to Salmonella pullorum challenge [7].
Diluted acetic acid (1.5%) in drinking water (1 ml/L) (V/V) had a clear role in reducing the harmful effect of aflatoxin in chicks by enhancement of body weight, WBCsDC and limiting the pathological effects produced by aflatoxin.
Effects of acetic acid supplementation in broiler chickens orally challenged with Salmonella Pullorum.
Probiotic and acetic acid effect on broiler chickens performance.
Effect of acetic acid added to drinking water of two broiler strains on performance and small intestine histological.
Effect of citric and acetic acid water acidification on broiler's performance with respect to thyroid hormones levels.
In this work, the PANI-[SiO.sub.2] hybrid films were prepared by sol-gel process using acetic acid as reagent and catalyst.