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Creatine

Synonym(s)

  • creatine (substance)
  • glycine, N-(aminoiminomethyl)-N-methyl-

Definition(s)

An amino acid that occurs in vertebrate tissues and in urine. In muscle tissue, creatine generally occurs as phosphocreatine. Creatine is excreted as creatinine in the urine.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Amino acid that is synthesized in vertebrate tissues; in muscle tissue, creatine generally occurs as phosphocreatine, an important storage form of high energy phosphate; excreted as creatinine.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 27, 2015