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furanocoumarin

Pronunciation: fyur-a-no-ku-mah'rinz

Definition: Member of a group of chemical compounds found in grapefruit, which includes bergamottin and 6'7'-dihydroxybergamottin. Inhibit CYP450 3A4, particularly in the GI tract.

See Also: bergamottin

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