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- n. Any of a family of diterpenoid lactones found in Ginkgo
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Corey, professor of chemistry at Harvard University, synthesized a ginkgo compound called ginkgolide B, thus increasing the commercial possibilities for this herb in the United States.
Among other things, ginkgolide B is being investigated in the prevention of the rejection of transplanted organs.
Active ingredients include flavone glycosides (including ginkgolide), bioflavins, sitosterol, lactones and anthocyanin.