dextrorotatory


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dextrorotatory

[‚dek·strə′rōd·ə‚tȯr·ē]
(optics)
Rotating clockwise the plane of polarization of a wave traveling through a medium in a clockwise direction, as seen by an eye observing the light. Abbreviated dextro.
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therapy, although the dextrorotatory configuration is considered the active form, is not clear.
2005) Synthesis of (R)-ar-turmerone and its conversion to (R)-ar-himachalene, a pheromone component of the flea beetle: (R)-ar-Himachalene is dextrorotatory in hexane, while levorotatory in chloroform.
154) Once separated, it was determined that the dextrorotatory enantiomer imparted all of the beneficial antiplatelet activity, while the levorotatory enantiomer imparted all of the neurotoxicity of the racemate.
Levosimendan, the levorotatory form, was shown to exert a positive inotropic effect in isolated cardiac preparations (41), with greater potency than the dextrorotatory isomer, dextrosimendan (42).
Will Nediger adds a couple of examples to Susan Thorpe's "Permed Ends" in the February issue: dexTROROTaTORy and PREtERPluPERfect.