Wortformen:(regular plural) free radicals
(Pharmaceutical: Physiology) Free radicals are atoms that contain one or more unpaired electrons. Free radicals are believed to be a cause of aging, heart disease, and some cancers. ⇒ Free radicals are molecules thought to be responsible for aging and skin damage. ⇒ It is believed that unpaired electrons, called free radicals, can damage cells in the body. ⇒ Free radicals are atoms that contain one or more unpaired electrons.
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