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volatile

1. (of a substance) capable of readily changing from a solid or liquid form to a vapour; having a high vapour pressure and a low boiling point
2. Computing (of a memory) not retaining stored information when the power supply is cut off
3. a volatile substance

volatile

[′väl·əd·əl]
(chemistry)
Readily passing off by evaporation.

volatile

Descriptive of a substance which passes off easily as a gas or vapor, evaporating quickly.

volatile

(programming)

volatile

(storage)

volatile

With regard to RAM memory, volatile means "temporary" rather than "highly changeable," which is the usual meaning of the word in English. See volatile memory and volatility.
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5) Additionally, Lactobacillus can metabolize methionine, which forms volatile sulfur compounds such as methanethiol, dimethyl disulfide and propionic acid.
On the transformation of sulfur-containing amino acids and peptides to volatile sulfur compounds (VSC) in the human mouth.
From the above review it is concluded that volatile sulfur compounds and tongue coating score were drastically reduced after scraping of tongue was done along with periodontal therapy provided to the patients.
Relationship between volatile sulfur compounds, BANA-hydrolyzing bacteria and gingival health in patients with and without complaints of oral malodor.
Volatile sulfur compounds are typical components of spoiled fish and most of the specific spoilage bacteria produce one or several volatile sulfides.
In particular, the present invention relates to novel lactic acid bacteria belonging to the genus Weissella, which can inhibit the proliferation of anaerobic bacteria producing volatile sulfur compounds by interacting with them and generating hydrogen peroxide under aerobic and anaerobic conditions.
The remaining 24 papers present original research on a variety of topics, examples of which include cell culture models to assess bioactivity of functional foods and dietary supplements, assessment of antioxidant activity of phytopolyphenols in cell culture systems, antioxidant capacity of phenolic extracts from selected food by-products, antioxidant and anti-cancer activities of green and black tea polyphenols, impact of berry phytochemicals on human health, formation of off-odorants during light exposure of milk and its inhibition by antioxidants, and control of irradiation-induced lipid oxidation and volatile sulfur compounds using antioxidants in raw meat and ready-to-eat meat products.
It is caused by foul-smelling volatile sulfur compounds, like hydrogen sulfide, produced by anaerobic bacteria that thrive in environments lacking oxygen, such as the back of the tongue and deep gum pockets.
Scientists at Iowa State University undertook a study to investigate how volatile sulfur compounds in precooked ready-to-eat (RTE) turkey breast react to doses of radiation and subsequent storage.
Available without a prescription, bismuth subgallate acts as an internal deodorant by absorbing odor-causing volatile sulfur compounds in the gastrointestinal tract.
The BreathAlert works by detecting volatile sulfur compounds.