cotinine


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cotinine

[′kōt·ən‚ēn]
(organic chemistry)
The major metabolic product of nicotine which is excreted in the urine; used as a marker for environmental tobacco smoke.
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11nl/ml, with more than two-thirds registering no cotinine at all.
The ability to obtain an accurate and specific cotinine measurement from a fingerstick is key," said Robert Huffstodt, President and CEO of PTS Diagnostics.
We also compared urine cotinine concentrations between children with and without indirect smoking exposure by parental report and conducted Pearson correlation analysis between urine cotinine concentrations and the levels of ETS exposure by parental report.
Serum cotinine concentration and wound complication in head and neck reconstruction.
Saliva cotinine levels in users of electronic cigarettes.
the higher your cotinine level will be when tested for insurance.
There was no dose-response relationship between cotinine levels and blood pressure.
Their hearing was tested and blood was analysed for traces of cotinine, a chemical the body produces from nicotine.
On the other hand, data from the 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) demonstrated a significant drop in the proportion of nonsmoking Americans aged 3 years and above with detectable levels of serum cotinine, an indication of exposure to secondhand smoke.
Plasma cotinine, the predominant metabolite of nicotine, was used to evaluate self-reported smoking status and smoking behavior during hospitalization and after the first 1-2 months of follow-up.
They measured blood levels of cotinine (a nicotine by-product found in the blood after exposure to tobacco smoke) annually from age 8 years onwards.
Levels of the tell-tale tobacco by-product cotinine in children's saliva fell by 59% between 1996 and 2006, researchers found.