ly·sine | \ˈlī-ˌsēn \

Definition of lysine 

: a crystalline essential amino acid C6H14N2O2 obtained from the hydrolysis of various proteins

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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 There isn’t much valid scientific evidence to support L-lysine and bromelain’s flu-busting abilities, Dr. Adalja says. Korin Miller, SELF, "We Asked Infectious Disease Experts to Rank 5 Flu-Prevention Products," 20 Mar. 2018 Nurofen Back Pain, Nurofen Period Pain, Nurofen Migraine Pain and Nurofen Tension Headache all contain 342mg of ibuprofen lysine. Elisabeth Perlman, Newsweek, "Nurofen Manufacturer's Headache," 13 Apr. 2016 The product itself has a clear, pointed pencil tip made of lauroyl lysine and silica, both common ingredients in all-over face primers. Bella Gerard,, "The One Product That Can Make Your Lip Color Last All Day," 5 Mar. 2018

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1892, in the meaning defined above

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ly·sine | \ˈlī-ˌsēn \

Medical Definition of lysine 

: a crystalline essential amino acid C6H14N2O2 obtained from the hydrolysis of various proteins abbreviation Lys

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