medical Definition of aristolochic acid
- The FDA has alerted health care professionals to important safety information about botanical products containing aristolochic acid, which are used as ingredients in dietary supplements or sold as “traditional medicines.”
- —Bernard A. Schwetz, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 6 June 2001
- The authors' investigations were prompted by similarities between endemic nephropathy and a condition called aristolochic acid nephropathy, which was identified in a group of women in Belgium and attributed to their use of herbal products as part of a slimming regime.
- —Tim Lincoln, Nature, 12 July 2007