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lipophilic

[¦lip·ə¦fil·ik]
(chemistry)
Having a strong affinity for fats.
Promoting the solubilization of lipids.
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Recent research documented extended excretion of cannabinoids in abstinent chronic daily smokers' blood and urine given THC's lipophilicity and large body stores (8-9, 14-15).
The factors involved probably include the proper molecular weight, lipophilicity, and keratin-binding properties.
The effectiveness of the organic acids used in this study against mould growth generally increased in the order of propionic acid <sorbic acid < benzoic acid which is in agreement with the results of Gould (1996) who indicated that the order reflects their increasing lipophilicity [26].
The presence of fluorine on a molecule can alter a molecule's lipophilicity or hydrogen-bonding character because fluorine is capable of acting as a hydrogen-bond acceptor.
These results clearly show that the effect of statins on the placenta is not dependent on their lipophilicity as had previously been suggested," said Dr Westwood, whose findings are published in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.
a], solubility and lipophilicity (provided by ACD/Labs and Bio-Rad, among others).
The Third Lipophilicity Symposium was held in March 2004 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where lipophiles are not stigmatized.
This is because as superabsorbent collagen, poly(sodium acrylate)/kaoline composite, is a hydrophilic collagen, but the lipophilicity of the solution increase with the increase of the concentration of organic compound in the mixture, which results in the decrease of the absorption of collagen to the solution and the swelling capability of hydrogel.
The ability of an ACE inhibitor to penetrate biologic membranes and tissues is probably related to its lipophilicity (22,29) and molecular size.
Jiao and co-workers [25] suggested that lipophilicity and low reactivity of ITs were important factors for inhibiting NNK-induced lung cancers.
Dosed twice-daily, the ophthalmic solution shows high lipophilicity, resulting in enhanced penetration through the cornea and ocular tissues1 for a rapid resolution of ocular inflammation2.
MPTP can cross the blood-brain barrier due to its high lipophilicity and then it rapidly converts to its active metabolite 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ([MPP.