The study of how living organisms function, including such processes as nutrition, movement, and reproduction.
A plant compound that is thought to have health-protecting qualities. Also known as phytonutrient.
Inflammation of the skin caused by a plant. The basic clinical patterns of phytodermatitis are allergic phytodermatitis, photophytodermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, pharmacologic injury, and mechanical injury.
Carotenoids, Flavonoids (Polyphenols), including Isoflavones (Phytoestrogens), Inositol Phosphates (Phytates), Lignans (Phytoestrogens), Isothiocyanates and Indoles, Phenols and Cyclic Compounds, Saponins, Sulfides and Thiols, and Terpenes.
A poison in a plant. Abrin and ricin are examples of phytotoxins. Abrin comes from the seeds of a plant called the rosary pea or jequirity pea and ricin from the seeds of the castor bean plant.
In medicine, not a private investigator but a principal investigator, the person who directs a research project or program.