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Definition 1: organic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where amino acid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • proteins are composed of various proportions of about 20 common amino acids

Synonyms for amino acid in the sense of this definition

(amino acid is a kind of ...) any compound of carbon and another element or a radical

(... is a kind of amino acid ) a crystalline amino acid obtained from gelatin or collagen

(... is a kind of amino acid ) an amino acid with iodine added

(... is a kind of amino acid ) an amino acid that does not occur in proteins but is important in the formation of urea

(... is a kind of amino acid ) an amino acid that is found in many proteins (especially collagen)

(... is a kind of amino acid ) a crystalline amino acid that occurs in many proteins

(... is a kind of amino acid ) an amino acid that does not occur in proteins but is found in the muscle tissue of vertebrates both in the free form and as phosphocreatine; supplies energy for muscle contraction

(... is a kind of amino acid ) a sweetish crystalline amino acid

(... is a kind of amino acid ) a sweetish crystalline amino acid involved in the synthesis by the body of cysteine

(... is a kind of amino acid ) a phenolic amino acid of which thyroxine is a derivative

(... is a kind of amino acid ) amino acid derived from tyrosine; has a sympathomimetic action; found in chocolate and cola drinks and ripe cheese and beer

"patients taking MAOIs should avoid foods containing tyramine"

(... is a kind of amino acid ) the simplest amino acid found in proteins and the principal amino acid in sugar cane

(... is a kind of amino acid ) a crystalline amino acid occurring in proteins; important in protein metabolism

(... is a kind of amino acid ) a crystalline amino acid found in proteins and in many plants (e.g., asparagus)

(... is a kind of amino acid ) a crystalline amino acid found in proteins and occurring naturally in sugar beets and sugar cane

(... is a kind of amino acid ) an amino acid found in the jack bean

(... is a kind of amino acid ) an amino acid that does not occur in proteins but is an intermediate in the conversion of ornithine to arginine

(... is a kind of amino acid ) an amino acid containing sulfur that is found in most proteins; oxidizes on exposure to air to form cystine

(... is a kind of amino acid ) an amino acid found in most proteins; a precursor of several hormones

(... is a kind of amino acid ) a crystalline amino acid found in proteins (especially keratin); discovered in bladder stones

(... is a kind of amino acid ) amino acid that is formed in the liver and converted into dopamine in the brain

(... is a kind of amino acid ) an amino acid that is required by animals but that they cannot synthesize; must be supplied in the diet

(... is a kind of amino acid ) an amino acid that is found in the central nervous system; acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter

(... is a kind of amino acid ) an amino acid occurring in proteins; important in the nitrogen metabolism of plants; used in monosodium glutamate to enhance the flavor of meats

(... is made of the substance amino acid) any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes

"a diet high in protein"

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