Definition of Antioxidant

A group of organic or inorganic substances capable of preventing the genotoxic and carcinogenic effects of free-radical compounds. Antioxidants bind to and neutralize (‘scavenge’) free radicals, thereby transforming them into non-toxic compounds and blocking their genotoxic and carcinogenic effects. This class of agents includes the vitamins C and E, the carotenoids, and selenium. organic antioxidants are found in high concentrations in fruits, seeds and vegetables. (NCI04)

Antioxidant is from the group

Protective Agent

Other Names for Antioxidant

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