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flavonoid

Herbal medicine
Any of a family of yellow pigments which are chemically similar to tannins and somewhat similar in use; flavonoids have been used for bruising, hay fever and menorrhagia. 

Nutrition
A family of biologically active polyphenolic compounds found in fruits (in particular in the pulp thereof), vegetables, tea and red wine, which are potent antioxidants and effective platelet inhibitors; a flavonoid-rich diet may protect against atherosclerosis and platelet-mediated thrombosis, due to flavonoids’ platelet-inhibition.
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flavonoid

Bioflavonoid Nutrition Any biologically-active polyphenol found in fruits, especially in the pulp, vegetables, tea, red wine, which are potent antioxidants and platelet inhibitors
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fla·vo·noid

(flāvō-noyd)
Metabolite from plant matter.
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Flavonoid

A food chemical that helps to limit oxidative damage to the body's cells, and protects against heart disease and cancer.
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Anzenbacherova, "Interaction of isoflavonoids with human liver microsomal cytochromes P450: inhibition of CYP enzyme activities," Xenobiotica, vol.
Among the isoflavonoid biosynthesis genes of Sophorae Radix (Figure 2(d)), SfIFS was expressed at the highest levels in R, SL, ML, LL, and F but at lower levels in the stems, regardless of age.
Cyclization of the intermediate (3a, 3c-g) with reagents of [Et.sub.2]O-B[F.sub.3] and DMF/PO[Cl.sub.3] yielded the desired substituted isoflavonoids in good yield.
Xu, "Development of microwave assisted extraction for the simultaneous determination of isoflavonoids and saponins in Radix Astragali by high performance liquid chromatography," Journal ofSeparation Science, vol.
Diverse functions of isoflavonoids in legumes transcend anti-microbial definitions of phytoalexins.
Cytotoxic flavonoids and isoflavonoids from Erythrina sigmoidea towards multi-factorial drug resistant cancer cells.
tuberosa contains isoflavonoids in the stem and root, the tuberosin is an active flavonoid which has versatile potentials (Pandey and Tripathi, 2010).
Isoflavonoids, Flavonoids, Phenolic Acids Profiles and Antioxidant Activity of Soybean Seeds as Affected by Organic and Bioorganic Fertilization.
Dietar y agents in cancer prevention: flavonoids and isoflavonoids. Pharmacol Ther 2001; 90: 157-77.