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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.
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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
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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.
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glycineAn inhibitory neurotransmitter that acts at the level of the spinal cord, the receptors for which are distributed in a heterogeneous pattern
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The simplest amino acid; a major component of gelatin and silk fibroin; used as a nutrient and dietary supplement, and in solution for irrigation.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
Simplest amino acid; used as a nutrient and dietary supplement.
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