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the chemical reaction whereby electrons are removed (oxidation) from atoms of the substance being oxidized and transferred to those being reduced (reduction).
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Contraction of oxidation-reduction. See: oxidation-reduction potential.
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Contraction of reduction-oxidation.
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In aerobic microorganisms, there is inhibition of oxidoreductive enzymes e.g.
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There is increasing evidence that the oxidoreductive balance of cells is involved in viral infections and that certain antioxidant molecules exert potent antiviral activities.