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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

(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

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.

gly·cine

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