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taurine

 [taw´rēn]
a crystallized acid from the bile; found also in small quantities in lung and muscle tissues.

tau·rine

(taw'rin, -rēn),
1. An aminosulfonic acid, synthesized from l-cysteine and used in a number of roles, including in the synthesis of certain bile salts.
2. Of or pertaining to a bull.
[L. taurinus, of bulls, fr. taurus, bull, + suffix -inus, pertaining to]

taurine

/tau·rine/ (taw´rēn) an oxidized sulfur-containing amine occurring conjugated in the bile, usually as cholyltaurine or chenodeoxycholyltaurine; it may also be a central nervous system neurotransmitter or neuromodulator.

taurine

(tôr′ēn′)
n.
A colorless crystalline substance, C2H7NO3S, formed by the hydrolysis of taurocholic acid and found in the fluids of the muscles and lungs of many animals.

taurine

[tôr′in]
a derivative of the amino acid cysteine. It is present in bile in combination with cholic acid. It is used in the synthesis of bile salts.

taurine

adjective Bull-like.
 
noun An amino sulfonic acid synthesised from L-cysteine, which is involved in the synthesis of bile acid; it is present in meats and dairy products, and is believed by some to be useful for hypertension.

tau·rine

(tawr'īn)
1. An aminosulfonic acid, synthesized from L-cysteine and used in a number of roles, including in the synthesis of certain bile salts.
2. Of or pertaining to a bull.
[L. taurinus, of bulls, fr. taurus, bull, + suffix -inus, pertaining to]

taurine

an amino acid that is thought to be a neurotransmitter in some invertebrates.

taurine (tôˑ·rēn),

n an amino acid often found in nerve and muscle tissues. Has been reported as an adjuvant treatment for congestive heart failure, viral hepatitis, alcoholism, cataracts, cerebrovascular accidents, diabetes, gallbladder conditions, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, and seizure disorders. No known precautions. Also called
L-taurine.

taurine

a sulfur-containing amino acid found in mammalian tissues. Because of obligatory excretion and only limited ability to synthesize taurine, it is a dietary essential amino acid for cats. Called also 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid.

taurine nutritional deficiency
taurine is the predominant free amino acid in the retina and in cats a dietary deficiency of the acid may result from diets low in animal protein, causing generalized retinal atrophy. Dilated cardiomyopathy has also been associated with taurine deficiency in cats.
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