glycine

noun gly·cine \ ˈglī-ˌsēn , ˈglī-sᵊn \

Definition of glycine

: a sweet crystalline amino acid C2H5NO2 obtained especially by hydrolysis of proteins

First Known Use of glycine

1851


Medical Dictionary

glycine

noun gly·cine \ ˈglī-ˌsēn , ˈglīs-ᵊn \

medical Definition of glycine

: a sweet crystalline nonessential amino acid C2H5NO2 that is a neurotransmitter which induces inhibition of postsynaptic neurons, is obtained by hydrolysis of proteins or is prepared synthetically, and is used in the form of its salt as an antacid or in aqueous solution as an irrigating fluid in transurethral surgery abbreviation Gly called also aminoacetic acid, glycocoll

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