coenzyme Q10

noun

Medical Definition of coenzyme Q10

: a ubiquinone C59H90O4 of humans and most other mammals that has a side chain with ten isoprenoid units and possesses antioxidant properties The many claims made by proponents of coenzyme Q10 … that it can help treat heart failure, cancer and diabetes, improve sperm quality and even help you live longer—stem from the fact that the compound plays a crucial role in almost every cell in the body. As a rule, coenzymes help enzymes do their job: in this case, the enzymes that produce energy in our cells.New Scientist, 30 Aug. 2014 abbreviation CoQ10

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“Coenzyme Q10.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/coenzyme%20Q10. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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