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oph·thal·mic ac·id(of-thal'mik as'id),
A tripeptide occurring in lens, similar to glutathione but differing in the replacement of cysteine by α-amino-n-butyric acid (that is, in the replacement of -SH by -CH3); a potent inhibitor of glyoxalase; γ-l-glutamyl-l-α-aminobutyrylglycine. Compare: norophthalmic acid.
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