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glycine

 [gli´sēn]
a nonessential amino acid that functions as an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system; used as a gastric antacid and dietary supplement, and as a bladder irrigation in transurethral prostatectomy. Called also aminoacetic acid.

gly·cine (G, Gly),

(glī'sēn),
The simplest amino acid; a major component of gelatin and silk fibroin; used as a nutrient and dietary supplement, and in solution for irrigation; used in the treatment of isovaleric acidemia.
Synonym(s): gelatin sugar

glycine

/gly·cine/ (G) (Gly) (gli´sēn) a nonessential amino acid occurring as a constituent of proteins and functioning as an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system; used as a gastric antacid and dietary supplement, and as a bladder irrigation in transurethral prostatectomy.

glycine

(glī′sēn′, -sĭn)
n.
A sweet-tasting crystalline nonessential amino acid, C2H5NO2, that is the principal amino acid occurring in sugarcane. The simplest amino acid found in protein, it is derived from the alkaline hydrolysis of gelatin and used in biochemical research and medicine.

glycine (Gly)

[glī′sin]
Etymology: Gk, glykys + L, amine, ammonia
a nonessential amino acid occurring widely as a component of animal and plant proteins. Synthetically produced glycine is used in solutions for irrigation, in the treatment of various muscle diseases, and as an antacid and dietary supplement. It is the only amino acid lacking an R group side chain and therefore also lacking stereochemistry. See also amino acid, protein.
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Chemical structure of glycine

glycine

An inhibitory neurotransmitter that acts at the level of the spinal cord, the receptors for which are distributed in a heterogeneous pattern

gly·cine

(G) (glī'sēn)
The simplest amino acid; a major component of gelatin and silk fibroin; used as a nutrient and dietary supplement, and in solution for irrigation.
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Fig. 175 Glycine . Molecular structure.

glycine (G, Gly)

one of 20 amino acids common in proteins; although it has a nonpolar ‘R’ structure, it is soluble in water. See Fig. 175 . Glycine is the simplest of all amino acids and has an ISOELECTRIC POINT of 6.0.

glycine (glīˑ·sēn),

n a nonessential amino acid used as an adjunct to therapy for schizophrenia. It may also improve memory; have hepatoprotective, kidney protective, and antitumor effects; and benefit those with 3-phosphoglycerate dehydrogenase deficiency and isovaleric anemia. Precaution is advised for patients taking clozapine.
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Glycine.

gly·cine

(glī'sēn)
Simplest amino acid; used as a nutrient and dietary supplement.

glycine,

n a nonessential amino acid occurring widely as a component of animal and plant proteins. Synthetically produced glycine is used in solutions for irrigation, in the treatment of various muscle diseases, and as an antacid and dietary supplement.

glycine

a nonessential amino acid, H2N⋅CH2⋅COOH, occurring as a constituent of proteins and functioning as an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system; used as a gastric antacid and dietary supplement, and in the treatment of various myopathies. Called also aminoacetic acid. Abbreviation gly.

[15N]-glycine
radioactive glycine used experimentally.
glycine tolerance test
has been used as a liver function test in cows but not a generally used one.
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