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BHT

Abbreviation for butylated hydroxytoluene.

BHT

butylated hydroxytoluene, an antioxidant used in foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and petroleum products.
Alternative medicine Both BHA and BHT increase UDP-glucuronosyltransferase, the enzyme possibly responsible for the anticancer effects of cruciferous vegetables
Food industry A food preservative used to prevent fats and oils in packaged foods from becoming rancid; BHT may be teratogenic to mice, and cause a significant decrease in cholinesterase activity, aggressiveness, sleep disturbances, and weight loss
Quackery BHT has been recommended for ageing, hangovers, herpes, and decreased sleep
Toxicity Excess consumption has been associated with abdominal cramping, confusion, nausea, liver toxicity, vertigo, vomiting, and loss of consciousness
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Los antioxidantes no enzimaticos como MDPA, BHT, cisteina, propoleo, acido ascorbico, lisina y carnitina, mejoran de manera significativa la motilidad espermatica post-descongelacion y las tasas de fertilizacion en las especies esturion beluga, carpa comun, esturion ruso y trucha arco iris.
The BHT Group has nearly 100 employees and a broad commercial sales and service organisation as well as manufacturing and engineering, R and D and associated support functions to drive the business.
All the above mentioned extracts were very good antioxidants, comparable with the standard BHT and a- Tocopherol because of the strongest antioxidant activity that's why these plants are considered to be important medicinal plants in the folk and traditional herbal medication system.
25 mM BHT significantly lower spermatozoa viability and higher DNA damage (%) might be due to toxic effects of BHT as excessive antioxidant decreases physiological level of oxidants which is considered essential for normal spermatozoa function (Roca et al.
The following order shows the reducing power of the compounds and standards at maximum concentration (250 g/ml): Ascorbic acid greater than L1 greater than BHT greater than L2 greater than L4 greater than L5 greater than a- tocopherol greater than L3.
Effect of BHT addition on post-thawed buck semen quality cryopreserved in a Tris egg yolk based extender.
3c show that bis-TEMPO affected LLDPE crosslinking in a manner similar to that of BHT.
RESULTS: PEFR & BHT were significantly increased in 'OM' meditators in comparison to the control group.
Treatments consisted of diets containing: CNM without addition of BHT (s/BHT); CNM with addition of BHT (500 ppm) on the day zero (BHT/0); and CNM with addition of BHT (500 ppm) on the 21st day of storage (BHT/21).
We had a discussion among the editorial staff as to whether this would be a good choice for the cover of BHT 22.