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phen·yl·al·a·nine

 (fĕn′əl-ăl′ə-nēn′, fē′nəl-)
n.
An essential amino acid, C9H11NO2, that occurs as a constituent of many proteins and is converted to tyrosine in the body.

phenylalanine

(ˌfiːnaɪlˈæləˌniːn; ˌfɛnɪl-) or

phenylalanin

n
(Elements & Compounds) an aromatic essential amino acid; a component of proteins

phen•yl•al•a•nine

(ˌfɛn lˈæl əˌnin, -nɪn, ˌfin-)

n.
a crystalline, water-soluble, essential amino acid, C6H5CH2CH(NH2)COOH, necessary to the nutrition of humans and most animals, occurring in egg white and skim milk. Abbr.: Phe; Symbol: F
[1880–85]

phen·yl·al·a·nine

(fĕn′əl-ăl′ə-nēn′)
An essential amino acid. See more at amino acid.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phenylalanine - an essential amino acid found in proteins and needed for growth of children and for protein metabolism in children and adults; abundant in milk and eggs; it is normally converted to tyrosine in the human body
essential amino acid - an amino acid that is required by animals but that they cannot synthesize; must be supplied in the diet
Translations
fenylalanin
Phenylalanin
phénylalanine
フェニルアラニン
fenyloalanina

phenylalanine

n fenilalanina
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Based on efficacy advantages over alternative compounds, the fastest demand gains among chiral pharmaceutical chemicals will evolve in erythropoietin hematopoietic agents, interferon and monoclonal antibody cancer therapies, long-acting antihistamines, neuraminidase-inhibiting antivirals, non-amphetamine anorexics, oxazolidinone antibiotics, and D-phenylalanine and thiazolidinedione antidiabetic preparations.