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inositol

 [ĭ-no´sĭ-tol]
a cyclic sugar alcohol; usually referring to the most abundant isomer, myo-inositol, which is found in many plant and animal tissues and is often classified as part of the vitamin B complex.

in·o·si·tol

(in-ō'si-tōl, -tol),
A member of the vitamin B complex necessary for growth of yeast and of mice; absence from the diet causes alopecia and dermatitis in mice and "spectacle eyes" in rats. It occurs in a number of stereoisomeric forms: cis-, epi-, allo-, neo-, myo-, muco-, chiro-, and scyllo-inositols; the most abundant naturally occurring inositol is myo-inositol (usually meant when "inositol" occurs without a prefix).

inositol

(ĭ-nō′sĭ-tôl′, -tōl′, ī-nō′-)
n.
Any of nine isomeric alcohols, C6H12O6·2H2O, that are precursors to various signaling molecules.

inositol

Biochemistry A structure in phospholipids–eg, phosphoinositol; its main isomeric form is myo-inositol; it is present in breast milk, and may ↓ complications of prematurity and ↓ death due to lung disease, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity

in·o·si·tol

(in-ō'si-tol)
A member of the vitamin B complex.

in·o·si·tol

(in-ō'si-tol)
A member of the vitamin B complex necessary for growth of yeast.
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"Back to Edo" has become a dominant mood and theme in public debates, promoted by writers, pundits, and historians like Inose Naoki (who is also Vice Governor of Tokyo), who argue that the Japanese were much happier within their closed world, blissfully insulated from the quest for material success and international status.
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Many studies have reported that greater the difference between the host culture and original culture more is the acculturative stress (Berry, Kim, Minde, and Mok, 1987; Leavel, 2001; Yeh and Inose, 2003).
Moreover, language barriers may be significant when international students are bringing family members into the country with an undeveloped capacity for English as a second language (Furnham & Bochner, 1986; Lopez, 2002; Yeh & Inose, 2003).
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