Noun Acetaldehyde Definition and Examples







A colourless volatile liquid aldehyde obtained by oxidizing ethanol.
  1. 'Meanwhile, as the liver metabolises alcohol it produces acetaldehyde, a vinegar-like substance which has a toxic effects on the liver itself, the brain and the stomach lining, causing severe headaches.'
  2. 'To investigate this point further, we first established the impact of oxygen deprivation, and also of a return to air, on the dynamics of fermentation by monitoring oxygen and the production of ethanol, acetaldehyde and carbon dioxide.'
  3. 'The chemicals that most often exceeded limits were naphthalene, formaldehyde and acetaldehyde.'
  4. 'An enzyme in the liver called alcohol dehydrogenase strips electrons from ethanol to form acetaldehyde.'
  5. 'The enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase is responsible for efficient metabolism of alcohol after it has been oxidised to acetaldehyde.'
  6. 'Number one is the build up of toxins such as acetaldehyde and free radicals, as your liver struggles to cope with metabolizing large amounts of alcohol.'
  7. 'Another contributory factor is the conversion of alcohol to acetaldehyde by the liver.'
  8. 'Mucous membrane irritation occurs at considerably higher concentrations for acetaldehyde than for formaldehyde, and the risk of cancer has been investigated less vigorously.'
  9. 'The validity of this assay may be questioned since acetaldehyde is a highly volatile and reactive molecule.'
  10. 'Though the metabolism of acetaldehyde is of interest and importance in any discussion of ethanol detoxification, space limitations discourage such commentary.'
((n.) Acetic aldehyde. See Aldehyde.)

noun, Chemistry.

1. a volatile, colorless, water-soluble liquid, C 2 H 4 O, having a pungent, fruitlike odor: used chiefly in the silvering of mirrors and in organic synthesis.


"There can be acetaldehyde toxicities."
"There can be acetaldehyde oxidations."
"There can be acetaldehyde activities."
"There can be acetaldehyde accomulations."
"acetaldehydes can be with values."
"acetaldehydes can be to symptoms."
"acetaldehydes can be on stabilities."
"acetaldehydes can be on lysosomes."
"acetaldehydes can be in media."
"acetaldehydes can be in animals."

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