inositol

A type of sugar that has a different chemical structure than glucose (the chief source of energy for living organisms). It is a basic part of cell membranes, and is important in nerve, brain, and muscle function. Inositol is found in many foods that come from plants, and is being studied in the prevention of cancer.

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  • Inositol — Général …   Wikipédia en Français

  • inositol — i*no si*tol ([i^]*n[o^]s [i^]*t[o^]l), n. [Gr. i s, ino s, strength, muscle.] (Physiol. Chem.) A white crystalline substance ({C6H12O6}) with a sweet taste, widely distributed in certain animal tissues and fluids, particularly in the muscles of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inositol — ● inositol nom masculin (grec is, inos, fibre) Facteur lipotrope appartenant au groupe des vitamines B et se trouvant dans les tissus cérébraux et musculaires. inosite [inozit] n. f. ou inositol [inozitɔl] n. m. ÉTYM. 1855, Nysten; du grec is,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • inositol — Isómero de la glucosa, muy abundante en las células vegetales y animales. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • inositol — [in′ō sīt΄i nō′sə tôl΄, i nō′sətōl΄, i nō′sətäl΄] n. [< Gr is (gen. inos), muscle, fiber, strength (see INION) + IT(E) + OL1] a sweet crystalline alcohol, C6H6 (OH) 6, existing in nine isomeric forms and found in both plant and animal tissues …   English World dictionary

  • Inositol — myo Inositol[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Inositol — Strukturformel myo Inosit Allgemeines Name Inosit Andere Namen Cyclohe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Inositol — Estructura del inositol. Inositol o ciclohexan 1,2,3,4,5,6 hexol es un compuesto orgánico de fórmula a C6H12O6 o ( CHOH )6, un poliol del ciclohexano. Existen nueve posibles estereoisómeros, de los cuales el más común y más extendido en la… …   Wikipedia Español

  • inositol — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from inosite inositol, from Greek in , is sinew + International Scientific Vocabulary 2 ose + 1 ite Date: 1891 any of several crystalline stereoisomeric cyclic alcohols C6H12O6; especially… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inositol — A cyclic hexahydric alcohol with 6 possible isomers. The biologically active form is myo inositol …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • inositol — 1,2,3,4,5,6 Hexahydroxycyclohexane; 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… …   Medical dictionary

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