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phosphatidylcholine

Definitions

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

  • n. See lecithin.

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  • n. A phospholipid containing choline.

Etymologies

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

phosphat(e) + -id(e) + -yl + choline.

Examples

  • (12-hydroxylating) Recommended name phosphatidylcholine 12-monooxygenase Synonyms oleate D12

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  • Lecithins such as phosphatidylcholine can act as emulsifiers, which stabilize mixtures of substances that would otherwise separate.

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  • There's a somewhat shady treatment called mesotherapy which involves an injection of something called phosphatidylcholine, a purported fat-dissolver.

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  • The predominant phospholipid in krill oil is phosphatidylcholine, making it a rich source of choline, which many studies have demonstrated as being important in brain development, learning, and memory.

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  • In addition to EPA and DHA krill oil contains a complex phospholipid profile including phosphatidylcholine, a potent source of reductive-stress-reducing choline, which also acts as a natural emulsifier.

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  • This (rare so far) clinical study in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Phosphatidylcholine in the treatment of localized fat, summarised the state of research in 2003 as this: "To date, there are no published articles or research studies reporting clinical, histopathological and laboratory data that prove the effectiveness of phosphatidylcholine in the treatment of localized fat areas".

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  • A visit to the Flab Jab site revealed that the injected substance is phosphatidylcholine, already well known as Lipostabil (tm).

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  • It is a matter of observation that phosphatidylcholine is widely traded and used despite the lack of approval, and the legal situation is unclear.

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  • Egg phosphatidylcholine decreases the lymphatic absorption of cholesterol in rats.

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  • Assuming that a majority of elderly people worried that they may be developing Alzheimer's because of more frequent memory lapses, which are normal for most people as they age, they might try taking 15 to 25 g of phosphatidylcholine or lecithin for a while to see if it makes a difference.

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