acetaldehyde

noun
ac·​et·​al·​de·​hyde | \ ˌa-sə-ˈtal-də-ˌhīd How to pronounce acetaldehyde (audio) \

Definition of acetaldehyde

: a colorless volatile water-soluble liquid aldehyde C2H4O used chiefly in organic synthesis

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The supplements will help move acetaldehyde, which is thought to be the main component responsible for inflammation and other hangover symptoms, through your system faster. Rosa Heyman, Redbook, "6 Hangover Hacks That Will Save Your Sunday," 13 Mar. 2015 The body breaks down alcohol into a chemical, acetaldehyde, that can damage cellular DNA and potentially cause cancer. Joel Achenbach, The Seattle Times, "A huge clinical trial collapses, and research on alcohol remains befuddling," 6 Aug. 2018 Meanwhile, the blood concentration of acetaldehyde – a highly toxic compound that is carcinogenic, causes headaches and vomiting, makes people blush after drinking, and is produced during the normal alcohol metabolism – remained extremely low. Yunfeng Lu, Philly.com, "A hangover pill? Tests on drunk mice show promise," 11 May 2018 Meanwhile, the blood concentration of acetaldehyde – a highly toxic compound that is carcinogenic, causes headaches and vomiting, makes people blush after drinking, and is produced during the normal alcohol metabolism – remained extremely low. Yunfeng Lu, Philly.com, "A hangover pill? Tests on drunk mice show promise," 11 May 2018 Meanwhile, the blood concentration of acetaldehyde – a highly toxic compound that is carcinogenic, causes headaches and vomiting, makes people blush after drinking, and is produced during the normal alcohol metabolism – remained extremely low. Yunfeng Lu, Philly.com, "A hangover pill? Tests on drunk mice show promise," 11 May 2018 Meanwhile, the blood concentration of acetaldehyde – a highly toxic compound that is carcinogenic, causes headaches and vomiting, makes people blush after drinking, and is produced during the normal alcohol metabolism – remained extremely low. Yunfeng Lu, Philly.com, "A hangover pill? Tests on drunk mice show promise," 11 May 2018 Meanwhile, the blood concentration of acetaldehyde – a highly toxic compound that is carcinogenic, causes headaches and vomiting, makes people blush after drinking, and is produced during the normal alcohol metabolism – remained extremely low. Yunfeng Lu, Philly.com, "A hangover pill? Tests on drunk mice show promise," 11 May 2018 Meanwhile, the blood concentration of acetaldehyde – a highly toxic compound that is carcinogenic, causes headaches and vomiting, makes people blush after drinking, and is produced during the normal alcohol metabolism – remained extremely low. Yunfeng Lu, Philly.com, "A hangover pill? Tests on drunk mice show promise," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of acetaldehyde

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acetaldehyde

borrowed from German Acetaldehyd, from acet- acet- + Aldehyd aldehyde

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acetaldehyde

noun
ac·​et·​al·​de·​hyde | \ ˌas-ə-ˈtal-də-ˌhīd How to pronounce acetaldehyde (audio) \

Medical Definition of acetaldehyde

: a colorless volatile water-soluble liquid aldehyde C2H4O used chiefly in organic synthesis that can cause irritation to mucous membranes

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