guanidoacetic acid


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guanidoacetic acid

 [gwahn″ĭ-do-ah-se´tik]
an intermediate product in the synthesis of creatine.
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guanidoacetic acid

An acid formed in the liver, kidney, and other tissues. It is metabolized to form creatine.
See also: acid
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