Domoic Acid

Science / Chemistry / Domoic Acid: Domoic acid is a toxic amino acid produced by certain species of algae. Domoic acid binds to a receptor that helps nerve cells control the flow of ions across their cell membranes. The receptor no longer works correctly, and the uncontrolled flux of ions damages and eventually kills the nerve cell.

Hydroxy Acids

Health / Vitamins / Hydroxy Acids: Substances penetrating the epidermis and upper dermis aiming to slough dead skin cells, used as anti-aging and anti-wrinkle ingredient in skin care products, the large cosmetic market based on hydroxy MORE

Hydrolyzed Ascorbic Acid

Health / Vitamins / Hydrolyzed Ascorbic Acid: Substance deeply absorbed into skin cells stimulating collagen synthesis, it works as a powerful antioxidant, used in revitalizing skin care products. MORE

Hydrochloric Acid

Entertainment / Photography / Hydrochloric Acid: Chemical used in some bleaching solutions. MORE

Lactic Acid

Health / Fitness / Lactic Acid: A substance caused by anaerobic training of the muscles, a build up prevents continuation of exercise, and a good example is 400 metre runners. Watch how they slow down during the last 100 metres of t MORE

Linolenic Acid

Health / Vitamins / Linolenic Acid: An essential fatty acid. MORE

Methylmalonic Acidemia

Science / Genetics / Methylmalonic Acidemia: A group of conditions characterized by the inability to metabolize methylmalonic acid or by a defect in the metabolism of vitamin b12. MORE

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