aristolochic acid definition

  • noun:
    • A carboxylic acid produced from phenanthrene obtained from plants regarding the household Aristolochiaceae; though occasionally used as a herbal solution, its a rodent carcinogen and that can cause endemic nephropathy in humans
    • A carboxylic acid derived from phenanthrene obtained from flowers of the family members Aristolochiaceae; though sometimes used as a herbal remedy, it's a rodent carcinogen and may cause endemic nephropathy in humans
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