catechin

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cat·e·chin

(kat'ĕ-kin),
A derivative of catechu and used as an astringent in diarrhea and as a stain.

catechin

/cat·e·chin/ (kat´ĕ-kin) an astringent principle from the heartwood of Acacia catechu (catechu) and Uncaria gambier (gambir).

catechin

(kăt′ĭ-kĭn′)
n.
1. A flavonoid, C15H14O6, originally derived from catechu, found in various foods such as green tea, cacao, and many fruits, and used in tanning and dyeing.
2. Any of various isomers or derivatives of this compound. In both senses also called catechol.
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Although we could not identify procyanidin B-1, procyanidin B-2, epicatechin and catechine in rat plasma after USE administration, this study indicated that caffeic acid could be absorbed and circulate in blood.
Le chocolat, lui, est consomme a cause de la presence de catechines et le the vert pour celle de la quercetine.
Although yerba mate has more antioxidants than green tea, it has little or no catechines, a green tea ingredient linked to lowering the risk of prostate cancer.