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glyc·er·ol

(glis'ĕr-ol),
A sweet viscous fluid obtained by the saponification of fats and fixed oils; used as a solvent, as a skin emollient, by injection or in the form of suppository for constipation, and as a vehicle and sweetening agent.
Synonym(s): 1, 2, 3-propanetriol, glycerin, glycerite (1) , glyceryl alcohol
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glycerol

(glĭs′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)
n.
A syrupy, sweet, colorless or yellowish liquid triol, C3H8O3, obtained from fats and oils as a byproduct of saponification and used as a solvent, antifreeze, plasticizer, and sweetener and in the manufacture of dynamite, cosmetics, liquid soaps, inks, and lubricants.
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glyc·er·ol

(glis'ĕr-ol)
A sweet oily fluid obtained by the saponification of fats and fixed oils; used as a solvent, as a skin emollient, by injection or in suppository form for constipation, orally to reduce ocular tension, and as a vehicle and sweetening agent.
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Fig. 174 Glycerol . Molecular structure.

glycerol

or

glycerin

a simple LIPID that is a basic component of fats. See Fig. 174 . Glycerol contains high amounts of energy which can be released in metabolism. see GLYCOLYSIS.
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glyc·er·ol

, glycerin (glis'ĕr-ol, -in)
A sweet viscous fluid obtained by the saponification of fats and fixed oils; used as a solvent, as a skin emollient, by injection or in the form of suppository for constipation, and as a sweetener.
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The addition of glycerol in the staining solutions did not interfere with the intensity of sporangia staining but resulted in a higher contrast when compared to those stained only with the staining solution and cotton blue (Figures 1H, L, M and N).
The objective of the present study is to prove the role of ADH in the transport of non-charged solutes urea and glycerol across the epithelium.
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During yeast oil production cell growth, lipid content, nitrogen, and glycerol consumption were analyzed for all the samples taken.
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Nanoscale palladium-based catalysts have been found to be very active in the glycerol oxidation processes.
As shown in [Figure 1]a, glycerol injection caused time-dependent kidney dysfunction with increased SCr, and the peak was observed at 24 h (1.09 [+ or -] 0.13 mg/dl).
He was consulted to our clinic due to coexistence of developmental delay, congenital adrenal hypoplasia, glycerol kinase deficiency and DMD.Chromosomal analysis was 46,XY.
(12) found that salt stress was accompanied by an increase in the intracellular level of glycerol and free amino acids as well as by changes in lipids and fatty acids composition.