Definition: One of several forms of vitamin E. A light yellow, viscous, odorless, oily liquid that deteriorates on exposure to light, is obtained from wheat germ oil or by synthesis, biologically exhibits the most vitamin E activity of the a-tocopherols, and is an antioxidant retarding rancidity by interfering with the autoxidation of fats.
Synonym(s): vitamin E1
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.