[ UK /ˈɒksɪdətˌɪv/ ]
[ US /ˌɑksəˈdaɪtɪv/ ]
  1. taking place in the presence of oxygen
    oxidative rancidity
    oxidative glycolysis
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  • Cigarette smoking causes lung inflammation, which can lead to oxidative stress, emphysema, small airway fibrosis, mucus hypersecretion and progressive airflow limitation. PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories
  • Current areas of investigation include neurohumoral, cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating airway contractility, airway smooth muscle growth and cell surface receptor expression; regulation of postnatal development and growth of the lung; developmental effects of pulmonary inflammation and oxidative lung injury on airway and pulmonary vascular reactivity; biochemical and molecular regulation of membrane ion channels in cystic fibrosis; maturational changes in chest wall and airway function; pulmonary manifestations of sickle cell disease; the physiological basis of ventilator dependence in children with chronic respiratory insufficiency; and developmental aspects of respiratory mechanics and ventilatory control. Fellowship Program in Pulmonary Medicine
  • The Friedman-Stricker article discusses a particular event in the liver that could trigger the hunger signal: a shift away from "oxidative metabolism" (the Krebs cycle for making energy out of anything) to direct production of glucose and ketone bodies (gluconeogenesis and ketogenesis - remember these from "diabetes is like starvation" above?). Sun Bloggers
  • This compound is hydrolyzed to nitrate and carbonate and the net effect of this reaction is prevention of nitration and oxidative damage.
  • Gray matter burns through a fifth of the body's oxygen, while its natural protectants against oxidative stress, which are imperfect to begin with, only weaken as you get older.
  • Disulfide bond formation is a common consequence of oxidative stress in cellular proteins.
  • With respect to this subject, the reported DNA damage and inhibition of DNA repair functions by photooxidative reactions is an interesting aspect.
  • Oxidative stress is the term given to the destructive process caused by free radical molecules.
  • It can also be formed by oxidative deoxyribose breakdown or autoxidation of sugars, such as glucose, and it plays a role in the pathophysiology of diabetes and ageing.
  • Significant reductions in 8-epi-isoprostane levels were found in the compartments except the choroid-sclera or plasma, indicating antioxidative activities of catechins in these tissues, concluded the team. FoodNavigator-USA RSS
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