Giordano-Giovannetti diet

Gior·dan·o-Gio·van·net·ti di·et

a diet designed for patients with renal failure; it provides small amounts of protein, primarily as essential amino acids, along with α-keto derivatives of amino acids; breakdown of protein in skeletal muscle is retarded and, because transaminase reactions are reversible, a small proportion of the ammonia released by urea breakdown is used for synthesis of nonessential amino acids.
Synonym(s): Giovannetti diet
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