propionate

noun
pro·​pi·​o·​nate | \ ˈprō-pē-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce propionate (audio) \

Definition of propionate

: a salt or ester of propionic acid

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The human body then utilizes that propionate to improve its exercise capacity, the center said in a statement. Martin Finucane, BostonGlobe.com, "Joslin Diabetes Center study: Marathon runners may get a boost from special stomach bacteria," 5 July 2019 Mice given propionate ran just as long as mice given Veillonella. Stephanie Demarco, latimes.com, "Marathon runners get a boost from the bacteria in their guts," 25 June 2019 These bacteria use lactate and break it down into propionate. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, "Elite Athletes’ Gut Bacteria Give Rodent Runners a Boost," 24 June 2019 Oral Veillonella boosted rodent endurance on the treadmill, and rectal administration of propionate did so as well. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, "Elite Athletes’ Gut Bacteria Give Rodent Runners a Boost," 24 June 2019 O’Sullivan also wonders if the athletes’ post-marathon bump in Veillonella helped their recovery rather than endurance because of propionate’s anti-inflammatory action. STAT, "Why are elite athletes different than the rest of us? Take a look at their microbes," 24 June 2019 Pluznick began by testing various chemical possibilities and eventually narrowed down the candidates to acetate and propionate. Quanta Magazine, "How Bacteria Help Regulate Blood Pressure," 30 Nov. 2017 Murad's Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream contains retinyl propionate, and complexion-calming red-algae extract, which smooths fine lines and wrinkles, as well as soothes irritation. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "How to Use Retinols on Sensitive Skin, According to Dermatologists," 23 Aug. 2018

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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propionate

noun
pro·​pi·​o·​nate | \ ˈprō-pē-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce propionate (audio) \

Medical Definition of propionate

: a salt or ester of propionic acid

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