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tocopherol

 [to-kof´er-ol]
an alcohol isolated from wheat germ oil or produced synthetically; it has the properties of vitamin E. In animals it is needed in the diet to ensure reproduction, but its role in humans is unclear.
alpha tocopherol a tocopherol isomer that is the most prevalent form of vitamin E occurring in the body and the form administered as a supplement. In nature, it usually occurs with β- and γ-tocopherols. The term is often used synonymously with vitamin E. See vitamin.
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to·coph·er·ol (T),

(tō-kof'ĕr-ol),
1. Name given to vitamin E by its discoverer, but now a generic term for vitamin E and compounds chemically related to it, with or without biologic activity; similar in chemical structure and properties to vitamins K and coenzyme Q.
2. A methylated tocol or methylated tocotrienol.
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tocopherol

(tō-kŏf′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)
n.
Any of a group of closely related, fat-soluble alcohols constituting vitamin E and similar compounds.
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tocopherol

Vitamin E, see there.
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to·coph·er·ol

(T) (tŏ-kof'ĕr-ol)
1. A generic term for vitamin E and compounds chemically related to it, with or without biologic activity.
2. A methylated tocol or methylated tocotrienol.
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tocopherol

One of the group of substances constituting vitamin E.
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tocopherol

see VITAMIN E.
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A simple micro method for determination of plasma levels of alpha tocopherol (Vitamin E) in Pakistani normal adults.
Further, an optimum daily dose of 250 mg tocotrienols (without tocopherols) lowered C-reactive protein and other inflammation markers between 35-60%.
Tocopherols and fatty acids homologues were purchased from Sigma-Aldrich (St Louis, USA).
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With that in mind, tocopherols may be more effective in preventing oxidation when the concentration of hydroperoxides reach to a certain level (Blekas et al., 1995).
The retinol acetate, tocopherol and vitamin D3 standards (Sigma Co.) were prepared for analysis.
The oils extracted from the nuts by cold pressing presented quantity of total tocopherols significantly superior to solvent extracted oils, but all oils analyzed are good source of tocopherols.
Separation of Tocopherols from Deodorizer Condensates by Countercurrent Extraction with Carbon Dioxide, J.
Improved adzuki bean genotypes had a higher total tocopherol concentration compared to wild and landrace genotypes; differences between improvements status groups being observed for tocopherols except (alpha)-tocopherol.
And baseline plasma levels of various tocopherols (forms of vitamin E) modified prostate cancer risk: Within the vitamin E group, for example, higher levels of alpha-tocopherol were protective, whereas higher levels of gamma-tocopherol were deleterious.