epigallocatechin gallate

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epigallocatechin gallate

Alternative pharmacology
A substance present in green tea that is an antioxidant, reduces blood pressure and lowers the total and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, while raising the high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
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epigallocatechin gallate

(ĕp″ĭ-găl′ō-kăt-ĕ-chĭn găl′lāt),

EGCg, EGCG

A polyphenol compound present in green tea that inhibits the growth of cancer cells in the laboratory. Its effect on patients with cancer is unknown.
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