taurine

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taurine

 [taw´rēn]
a crystallized acid from the bile; found also in small quantities in lung and muscle tissues.

tau·rine

(taw'rin, -rēn),
1. An aminosulfonic acid, synthesized from l-cysteine and used in a number of roles, including in the synthesis of certain bile salts.
2. Of or pertaining to a bull.
[L. taurinus, of bulls, fr. taurus, bull, + suffix -inus, pertaining to]

taurine

(tôr′ēn′)
n.
A colorless crystalline substance, C2H7NO3S, formed by the hydrolysis of taurocholic acid and found in the fluids of the muscles and lungs of many animals.

taurine

adjective Bull-like.
 
noun An amino sulfonic acid synthesised from L-cysteine, which is involved in the synthesis of bile acid; it is present in meats and dairy products, and is believed by some to be useful for hypertension.

tau·rine

(tawr'īn)
1. An aminosulfonic acid, synthesized from L-cysteine and used in a number of roles, including in the synthesis of certain bile salts.
2. Of or pertaining to a bull.
[L. taurinus, of bulls, fr. taurus, bull, + suffix -inus, pertaining to]

taurine

an amino acid that is thought to be a neurotransmitter in some invertebrates.