oleic acid

NOUN
  1. a colorless oily liquid occurring as a glyceride; it is the major fatty acid in olive oil and canola oil; used in making soap and cosmetics and ointments and lubricating oils
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  • Last week we cited the work of ant researcher E.O. Wilson in telling you that dead ants are carried away by their comrades because ants 'corpses emit a chemical called oleic acid. The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed
  • Researchers at Northwestern University's Feinberg Medical School showed in a series of laboratory experiments on breast-cancer cells that the monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, found in olive oil, dramatically cuts the levels of a cancer-promoting gene called Her-2/neu while boosting the effectiveness of treatment. Up Close & Edible: Olive Oil
  • The micro-encapsulated fish-liver oil was prepared and embed with microporous starch as supporter and zein as wall layer and oleic acid as plasticizer.
  • Some of the medicinal properties are emollient, demulcent, laxative, source of linoleic acid; cold-pressed oil is used in salves for muscle pains; leaves in tea are astringent and antiseptic; may lower blood sugar in diabetes and dilate coronary arteries to improve blood circulation. Common Medicinal Herbs with Curative Properties
  • The micro-encapsulated fish-liver oil was prepared and embed with microporous starch as supporter and zein as wall layer and oleic acid as plasticizer.
  • Milk is composed of more than 12 different types of fat, including sphingolipids, free sterols, cholesterol, and oleic acid.
  • It has been prepared synthetically by heating glycerol and oleic acid together, and may be obtained by submitting olive oil to a low temperature for several days, when the liquid portion may be further deprived of any traces of stearin and palmitin by dissolving in alcohol. The Handbook of Soap Manufacture
  • As exciting as these particular discoveries are, the upregulation of the production of HO-1 is just one of many ways that nitrolinoleic acid provides protection to our bodies. Forever Young
  • The sodium salts of cocoa-nut fatty acids (capric, caproic and caprylic acids) are by far the most easily hydrolysed, those of oleic acid and the fatty acids from cotton-seed oil being dissociated more readily than those of stearic acid and tallow fatty acids. The Handbook of Soap Manufacture
  • It is produced in the body from linoleic acid, but the conversion process is inefficient.
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