glutathione


glu·ta·thi·one

noun \ˌglü-tə-ˈthī-ˌōn\

Definition of GLUTATHIONE

:  a peptide C10H17N3O6S that contains one amino acid residue each of glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine, that occurs widely in plant and animal tissues, and that plays an important role in biological oxidation-reduction processes and as a coenzyme

Origin of GLUTATHIONE

International Scientific Vocabulary gluta- (from glutamic acid) + thi- + -one
First Known Use: 1921

glu·ta·thi·one

noun \ˌglüt-ə-ˈthī-ˌōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GLUTATHIONE

: a peptide C10H17N3O6S that contains one amino acid residue each of glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine, that occurs widely in plant and animal tissues, and that plays an important role in biological oxidation-reduction processes and as a coenzyme

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