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a preparation of the biologically active l-isomer of carnitine, used to treat carnitine deficiency, either primary or secondary to an inborn error of metabolism, and to prevent and treat carnitine deficiency associated with hemodialysis in end-stage renal disease; administered orally.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Used as a supplement for carnitine deficiency.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
levocarnitineA nitrogenous muscle constituent necessary for the transport of long-chain fatty acids across the inner mitochondrial membrane. It is used as a drug to correct a deficiency of carnitine in people on dialysis. A brand name is Carnitor.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005