glutamine

noun
glu·​ta·​mine | \ˈglü-tə-ˌmēn \

Definition of glutamine 

: a crystalline amino acid C5H10N2O3 that is found both free and in proteins in plants and animals and that yields glutamic acid and ammonia on hydrolysis

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Cocktails include vitamin C, B12, magnesium, calcium, B5, glutamine, zinc, arginine, glutathione, or lysine. Amy Bartner, Indianapolis Star, "Hungover? This place on Mass Ave. will inject you with a remedy," 31 May 2018 However, the active ingredient in Endari—L-glutamine—is an old chemical that can be purchased over the counter, which could complicate Emmaus’s ability to obtain insurance coverage. Adam Feuerstein, Scientific American, "FDA Approves First Sickle Cell Drug in 20 Years," 7 July 2017 This is due to their high levels of amino acids, such as glutamine, says cosmetic chemist Ginger King. Sarah Kinonen, Allure, "8 Succulent-Infused Beauty Products to Keep You Hydrated All Summer Long," 1 May 2017

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First Known Use of glutamine

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glutamine

International Scientific Vocabulary gluten + amine

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The first known use of glutamine was circa 1885

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glutamine

noun
glu·​ta·​mine | \ˈglüt-ə-ˌmēn \

Medical Definition of glutamine 

: a crystalline amino acid C5H10N2O3 that is found both free and in proteins in plants and animals and that yields glutamic acid and ammonia on hydrolysis abbreviation Gln

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