L-tryptophan

noun
L-tryp·​to·​phan | \ˈel-ˈtrip-tə-ˌfan \

Definition of L-tryptophan 

: the levorotatory form of tryptophan that is a precursor of serotonin and was used formerly as a dietary supplement especially to promote sleep and relieve depression

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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L-tryptophan

noun
L-tryp·​to·​phan | \ˈel-ˈtrip-tə-ˌfan \

Medical Definition of L-tryptophan 

: the levorotatory form of tryptophan that is a precursor of serotonin and was formerly used in some health food preparations in the belief that it promoted sleep and relieved depression — see eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome

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