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creatine

 [kre´ah-tin]
a nonprotein substance synthesized in the body from three amino acids: arginine, glycine (aminoacetic acid), and methionine. Creatine readily combines with phosphate to form phosphocreatine, or creatine phosphate, which is present in muscle, where it serves as the storage form of high-energy phosphate necessary for muscle contraction.
creatine kinase an enzyme catalyzing the transfer of a phosphate group from phosphocreatine to ATP. It has three isoenzymes: CK1, found primarily in the brain; CK2, found in the myocardium; and CK3, found in both skeletal muscle and the myocardium. The presence of CK2 in the blood is strongly indicative of a recent myocardial infarction; it is present until about 72 hours after the attack.

cre·a·tine

(krē'ă-tēn, -tin), Do not confue this word with creatinine.
A compound, N-(aminoiminomethyl)-N-methylglycine, which occurs in urine, sometimes simply as creatine, but generally as creatinine, and in muscle, generally as phosphocreatine. Elevated levels are found in the urine of individuals with muscular dystrophy.

creatine

(krē′ə-tēn′, -tĭn) also

creatin

(-tĭn)
n.
A compound, C4H9N3O2, that is found in the muscle tissue of vertebrates mainly in the form of phosphocreatine and that is involved in storing and supplying energy for muscle contraction.

cre·a·tine

(krē'ă-tin)
N-(aminoiminomethyl) - N-methylglycine; occurs in urine, sometimes as such, but generally as creatinine, and in muscle, generally as phosphocreatine; elevated in urine in muscular dystrophy; synthesized in liver and pancreas from amino acids; absorbed in bloodstream, it is deposited in tissue (e.g., muscles, brain).

creatine

A nitrogenous substance present in all muscle cells.

creatine

a white nitrogenous substance found in vertebrate muscles.

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Q. Q. I want to know about urine protein creatine ratio in diagnosing nephrotic syndrome. Please explain interms of unit such as mg/mg or mmol/mg. Normal range, nephrotic range with good referrence.

A. Nephrotic syndrome is defines as a damage to the kidneys, in which there is a leak of large amounts of protein (over 3.5 grams of protein / 24 hours urine output) from the blood to the urine. Protein loss causes low protein count in the blood (hypoalbuminemia) and edemas (excess fluid in the interstitial cavity which is between the cells, causes leg swelling most often, and also in the adbomen and around the eyes).

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Las alteraciones de laboratorio mas frecuentemente encontrados son la leucocitosis y el aumento de la creatin fosfoquinasa (CPK) (5-8).
SOLUCION DISOCIACION INTRACELULAR EXTRACELULAR NaCl 117 -- 117 KCl 4 -- -- HEPES 10 20 10 K[H.sub.2]PO, 1 -- -- NaHC[O.sub.3] 4 -- -- Mg[Cl.sub.2] 1,7 2 1,8 Glucosa 10 -- 10 Ca[Cl.sub.2] -- 4,87 * 2 CsCl -- 130 20 EGTA -- 11 -- [Na.sub.2]ATP -- 5 -- [Na.sub.2]GTP -- 0,4 -- [Na.sub.2] creatin -- 5 -- fosfato Tetrodotoxina -- -- 0,05 pH 7,4 con NaOH 7,2 con CsOH 7,4 con CsOH * [Ca.sup.2+] libre--120 nmol/L
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I was once stopped by Port Authority police who accused me of possessing crystal meth and cocaine when it was actually Creatin, a workout booster, and Dolce and Gabbana fragrance oil.
Urinary creatin i tie measurements were determined using the creatinine incorporating dynamic stabilization technology assay kits (Fisher Scientific) according to the standard procedure.
"There are a lot of animal fats in the western diet and then guys go to the gym and take things like creatin, whey protein isolates and think they're doing the right thing," Dr Martinick added.
While you can't prevent customers from making negative comments online about your financial institution, you can minimize the risks by creatin clear guidelines about when and where your bank will use social media--and how it will respond when criticized.
In control group the blood sample was obtained at the prenatal care clinic for measurement of creatin kinase.
Young ve Gail Osherenko (der.), Polar Politics Creatin g International Environmental Regimes, New York, Cornell University Press, 1993, s.223-266.
I hope people agree that the result is really beautiful - we want this carnival to bring people together." Children from across the city spent weeks making costumes in preparation for the event, with schools, dance groups and commu nity centres all involved in creatin the colourful spectacle.
A algunos pacientes con sospecha clinica de miocarditis se le realizaron las siguientes pruebas diagnosticas, previo consentimiento informado, para identificar la miocarditis: ecocardiograma, creatin fosfoquinasa fraccion MB (CPK MB) mediante la tecnica de inmunoinhibicion usando un kit comercial (Hitachi 911, Roche, Manheim, Germany).
Un grupo de 28 pacientes en edad pediatrica fueron diagnosticados como distrofia muscular Duchenne/Becker utilizando pruebas enzimaticas como Creatin Fosfoquinasa (CPK), aldolasa y deshidrogenasa lactica (DHL) y biopsia muscular (Figura 6).