free radical scavenger
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free radical scavengerFree radical inactivator Any compound that reacts with free radicals in a biological system, ↓ free radical-induced damage, and protects against the indirect effects of free radicals produced by ionizing radiation, etc Examples Ceruloplasmin, cysteine, glutathione, SOD, transferrin, vitamins A, C, E, d-penicillamine. See Antioxidant, Antioxidant therapy, Free radical, Free radical theory, Superoxide dismutase.
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