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tocopherol

 [to-kof´er-ol]
an alcohol isolated from wheat germ oil or produced synthetically; it has the properties of vitamin E. In animals it is needed in the diet to ensure reproduction, but its role in humans is unclear.
alpha tocopherol a tocopherol isomer that is the most prevalent form of vitamin E occurring in the body and the form administered as a supplement. In nature, it usually occurs with β- and γ-tocopherols. The term is often used synonymously with vitamin E. See vitamin.

to·coph·er·ol (T),

(tō-kof'ĕr-ol),
1. Name given to vitamin E by its discoverer, but now a generic term for vitamin E and compounds chemically related to it, with or without biologic activity; similar in chemical structure and properties to vitamins K and coenzyme Q.
2. A methylated tocol or methylated tocotrienol.

tocopherol

/to·coph·er·ol/ (to-kof´er-ol) any of a series of structurally similar compounds, some of which have biological vitamin E activity.
α-tocopherol , alpha tocopherol the most prevalent form of vitamin E in the body and that administered as a supplement; often used synonymously with vitamin E. Also used as the acetate and acid succinate esters.

tocopherol

(tō-kŏf′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)
n.
Any of a group of closely related, fat-soluble alcohols constituting vitamin E and similar compounds.

tocopherol

See vitamin E.

tocopherol

Vitamin E, see there.

to·coph·er·ol

(T) (tŏ-kof'ĕr-ol)
1. A generic term for vitamin E and compounds chemically related to it, with or without biologic activity.
2. A methylated tocol or methylated tocotrienol.

tocopherol

One of the group of substances constituting vitamin E.

tocopherol

see VITAMIN E.

tocopherol

generic term for vitamin E and related compounds, e.g. alpha-tocopherol (wheat germ oil extract)

tocopherol

an alcohol isolated from wheat germ oil or produced synthetically; it has the properties of vitamin E.

α-tocopherol
vitamin E.
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There is no evidence that antioxidants like alpha tocopherol and selenium would protect against this kind of prostate cancer induced by prolonged excess estrogen exposure.
Finally, compared with alpha tocopherol, gamma tocopherol appears to be more readily absorbed into endothelial cells, where it can exert its antioxidant effects to protect endothelial health.
High blood levels of selenium may reduce the incidence of both BCC and SCC by about 60%, whereas serum concentrations of carotenoids or alpha tocopherol are not associated with later skin cancer incidence.
alpha tocopherol in preventing oxidation of LDL, scientists found that it was the gamma tocopherol that provided potent protection in every parameter.
It is rather conspicuous, however, since men supplemented with alpha tocopherol experienced a 45-48% depletion in gamma tocopherol levels by six months that was sustained during the course of the initial 5.
Autoxidation of lipids and antioxidation by alpha tocopherol and ubiquinol in aqueous dispersion of lipids.
For participants whose serum alpha tocopherol levels at the beginning of the study were among the top 20% of participants, the risk of developing pancreatic cancer was 48% lower than those whose levels were in the lowest fifth.
In addition, alpha tocopherol, which acts as a free radical "scavenger," will be tested both alone and in combination with selegiline.
In the study involving four groups of male doctors, subjects in the vitamin E groups were told to take one 400 IU capsule of synthetic alpha tocopherol every other day.