acid

(redirected from Aristolochic acid)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
References in periodicals archive ?
It is not clear whether the consumption of herbs containing aristolochic acid may cause some of the differences in the findings.
Aristolochic acid I induced oxidative DNA damage associated with glutathione depletion and ERK1/2 activation in human cells.
The paper indicates that regulatory measures that have so far been adopted by national and international agencies may be inadequate in preventing harmful exposure to aristolochic acid.
Nearer to home, an epidemic of kidney disease plus cancer affecting thousands of patients in the Danube basin was laid at the door of aristolochic acid.
The remedy contains aristolochic acid, which has been linked to bladder cancer and kidney damage the doctors report in The Lancet.
Aristolochic acid was banned from herbal supplements and weight loss remedies after it was found to cause cancer.
The only supplement listed as "Definitely Hazardous," aristolochic acid, often is marketed as a premenstrual syndrome remedy or a heart disease treatment under such names as PMS-Ease and Cardioflex.
For example, aristolochic acid is not produced in the United States and the federal government has in place an import ban on it.
Dirty Dozen: 12 Supplements to Avoid Name(s) Dangers Regulatory Actions DEFINITELY HAZARDOUS: Documented organ failure or known carcinogenic properties Aristolochic acid Potent human carcinogen; FDA warning to (Aristolochia, birthwort, kidney failure, consumers and snakeroot, snakeweed, sometimes requiring industry and import sangree root, sangrel, transplant; deaths alert in April serpentary, serpentaria, reported.
Dirty Dozen: 12 Supplements to Avoid Name(s) Dangers Regulatory Actions DEFINITELY HAZARDOUS: Documented organ failure or known carcinogenic properties Aristolochic acid Potent human FDA warning to (Aristolochia, carcinogen; kidney consumers and birthwort, snakeroot, failure, sometimes industry and import snakeweed, sangree requiring transplant; alert in April 2001.