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an unsaturated terpene that is an intermediate in cholesterol synthesis and occurs normally at low levels in blood plasma and at elevated levels in viral influenza; used as a vehicle for pharmaceuticals.
A hexaisoprenoid (triterpenoid) hydrocarbon; intermediate in the biosynthesis of cholesterol and other sterols and triterpenes; found in shark oil and in some plants.
An unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon, C30H50, that is the biosynthetic acyclic precursor to tetracyclic steroids such as cholesterol. It is widely found in animals, plants, and fungi and is present in high concentrations in shark liver oil and human sebum.
A natural nonaromatic hydrocarbon found in plants and animals; a precursor of steroids including cholesterol.
[L. squalus, shark]
n a popular traditional Asian remedy derived from the liver oil of sharks. Available as an over-the-counter agent, it is widely used for cosmetic purposes—particularly the regeneration of the skin. Oral administration of squalene has been associated with lipoid pneumonia due to aspiration.
an unsaturated terpene, which is an intermediate in cholesterol synthesis, and occurs normally at low levels in blood plasma and at elevated levels in viral influenza; used as a vehicle for pharmaceuticals.