cre·​a·​tine | \ ˈkrē-ə-ˌtēn How to pronounce creatine (audio) , -tᵊn\

Definition of creatine

: a white crystalline nitrogenous substance C4H9N3O2 found especially in the muscles of vertebrates either free or as phosphocreatine also : a synthetic usually hydrated form of creatine taken especially as a dietary supplement

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Teens and creatine One dietary supplement that can be particularly problematic for kids and teens is creatine, experts say. NBC News, "Teenagers can be seriously harmed by dietary supplements," 5 June 2019 Liquid creatine usually falls short, Cooperman says. Peter Andrey Smith, Outside Online, "Don't Trust the Label on Your Supplements," 5 July 2018 There was also creatine in the room, which dealers use to cut cocaine. Jared Gilmour, miamiherald, "Cop ‘didn’t want to believe’ boyfriend sold crack. Drug scale by her bed was a clue, N.Y. cops say," 12 June 2018 Before the puck dropped, the Las Vegas band rolled out onto the ice to perform one of their ubiquitous songs that sounds like AC/DC had a kid with Fall Out Boy, and then that kid got really into lifting and ingesting creatine. Charlotte Wilder,, "Imagine Dragons Fires Up Hometown Crowd Before Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final," 31 May 2018 He was not released until his levels of CPK -- creatine phosphokinase, an enzyme that leaks into the blood when muscle tissue is damaged -- were normal. Daniella Emanuel, CNN, "Why intense workouts are leading to a life-threatening condition," 9 Mar. 2018 My blood during that window is teeming with creatine and potassium. Zachary Lewis,, "New Blueprint for Athletes service reveals fitness truths at the cellular level: Stretching Out," 6 Feb. 2018 For example, anything with caffeine, such as caffeinated soda and coffee, sports products such as bars, gels and sports drinks, along with creatine, guarana, root and taurine are banned. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Pewaukee middle, high school students enjoying new mountain biking program," 29 Sep. 2017 Doctors measure kidney function by testing blood and urine for creatine, a waste product generated by normal muscle breakdown. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, "How Selena Gomez's lupus led to a kidney transplant," 14 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of creatine

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for creatine

French créatine, from Greek kreat-, kreas flesh — more at raw

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cre·​atine | \ ˈkrē-ə-ˌtēn, -ət-ᵊn How to pronounce creatine (audio) \

Medical Definition of creatine

: a white crystalline nitrogenous substance C4H9N3O2 found especially in vertebrate muscle either free or as phosphocreatine

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