Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A drug, C30H16O8, produced synthetically or as an extract of Saint John's wort and used as an antidepressant and antiviral agent.

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  • noun chemistry (medicine) A red-coloured anthraquinone derivative, extracted from St John's wort or prepared synthetically, used as an antidepressant and antiviral agent.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin hyperīcum, Saint John's wort (from Greek hupereikos, huperīkon : hupo-, hup-, under; see hypo– + ereikē, heath; see wer- in Indo-European roots) + –in.]

Examples

  • Although the results of these studies are promising, a synthetic form of hypericin is just now being tested on HIV-infected patients.

    Earl Mindell’s New Herb Bible

  • Although the results of these studies are promising, a synthetic form of hypericin is just now being tested on HIV-infected patients.

    Earl Mindell’s New Herb Bible

  • Although the results of these studies are promising, a synthetic form of hypericin is just now being tested on HIV-infected patients.

    Earl Mindell’s New Herb Bible

  • Although the results of these studies are promising, a synthetic form of hypericin is just now being tested on HIV-infected patients.

    Earl Mindell’s New Herb Bible

  • Typical preparation and dose are 300 mg of the standardized (0.3 percent) hypericin (thought to be the active agent), three times per day with meals, for a total of 900 mg per day.

    The Best Alternative Medicine

  • Out of the ten products, seven contained between 75 percent and 135 percent of the labeled hypericin and three contained no more than half of the amount stated on the label.

    The Best Alternative Medicine

  • Typical preparation and dose are 300 mg of the standardized (0.3 percent) hypericin (thought to be the active agent), three times per day with meals, for a total of 900 mg per day.

    The Best Alternative Medicine

  • Standardized hypericin dosage is 400 mg of the extract, at 0.3 percent hypericin.

    The Best Alternative Medicine

  • Out of the ten products, seven contained between 75 percent and 135 percent of the labeled hypericin and three contained no more than half of the amount stated on the label.

    The Best Alternative Medicine

  • Standardized hypericin dosage is 400 mg of the extract, at 0.3 percent hypericin.

    The Best Alternative Medicine

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