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cre·a·tine

 (krē′ə-tēn′, -tĭn) also cre·a·tin (-tĭn)
n.
A compound, C4H9N3O2, that is found in the muscle tissue of vertebrates mainly in the form of phosphocreatine and that is involved in the storing and supplying energy for muscle contraction.

[French créatine : from Greek kreas, kreat-, flesh; see kreuə- in Indo-European roots.]

creatine

(ˈkriːəˌtiːn; -tɪn) or

creatin

n
(Biochemistry) an important metabolite involved in many biochemical reactions and present in many types of living cells
[C19: creat- from Greek kreas flesh + -ine2]

cre•a•tine

(ˈkri əˌtin, -tɪn)

n.
an amino acid, C4H9N3O2, that is a constituent of the muscles of vertebrates and is phosphorylated to store energy used for muscular contraction.
[1830–40; creat- (< Greek kreat-, s. of kréas) flesh + -ine2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.creatine - 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
amino acid, aminoalkanoic acid - organic compounds containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group; "proteins are composed of various proportions of about 20 common amino acids"
Translations

cre·a·tine

n. creatina, componente del tejido muscular, esencial en la fase anaeróbica de la contracción muscular.

creatine

n creatina
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Here is a list of the ingredients of the stuff, High Performance Creatine: dextrose, HPLC pure creatine monohydrate, taurine, disodium phosphate, trimagnesium phosphate, monopotassium phosphate, citric acid, grapeskin extract, aspartame, starch flavouring, malodextrin and butylated hydroxytoulene.