glutathione

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noun glu·ta·thi·one \ˌglü-tə-ˈthī-ˌōn\

Definition of glutathione

  1. :  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 and Etymology of glutathione

International Scientific Vocabulary gluta- (from glutamic acid) + thi- + -one


First Known Use: 1921


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glutathione

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noun glu·ta·thi·one \ˌglüt-ə-ˈthī-ˌōn\

Medical Definition of glutathione

  1. :  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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