- Salts or esters of lactic acid.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Metabolic intermediate involved in many biochemical processes; the end product of glycolysis, which provides energy anaerobically in skeletal muscle during heavy exercise; can be oxidized aerobically in the heart for energy production or can be converted back to glucose in the liver; also the end product of fermentation in several bacterial species.
Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.