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ar·gi·nine

 (är′jə-nēn′)
n.
An amino acid, C6H14N4O2, obtained from the hydrolysis or digestion of plant and animal protein.

[German Arginin, possibly from Greek arginoeis, bright; see arg- in Indo-European roots.]
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arginine

(ˈɑːdʒɪˌnaɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) an essential amino acid of plant and animal proteins, necessary for nutrition and for the production of excretory urea
[C19: from German Arginin, of uncertain origin]
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ar•gi•nine

(ˈɑr dʒəˌnin, -ˌnaɪn, -nɪn)

n.
an essential amino acid, C6H14N4O2: the free amino acid increases insulin secretion. Abbr.: Arg; Symbol: R
[1885–90; < German Arginin]
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ar·gi·nine

(är′jə-nēn′)
An essential amino acid. See more at amino acid.
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Noun1.arginine - a bitter tasting amino acid found in proteins and necessary for nutrition; its absence from the diet leads to a reduced production of spermatozoa
essential amino acid - an amino acid that is required by animals but that they cannot synthesize; must be supplied in the diet
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Translations
Arginin

arginine

n arginina
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1 NHP LIBIDO SUPPORT CONTAINS vitamin B to reduce tiredness and L-arginine for blood circulation to the areas important for a healthy sex life.
Some of the components include 1) Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Alpha GPC, Huperzine A and L-Tyrosine for enhanced mental performance; 2) Beet Root Extract, L-Arginine for improved blood circulation; 3) Beta Alanine, Caffeine, L-Citrulline for energy, endurance and strength; and 4) Coconut Water for hydration support.
ASA is a rare genetic urea cycle disorder characterised by deficiency or lack of the enzyme argininosuccinate lyase (ASL), which is central to two metabolic pathways: the liver-based urea cycle, which detoxifies ammonia and the citrulline-nitric oxide cycle, which synthesises nitric oxide from L-arginine.
(9) L-arginine is readily available over the counter and is popular as a nutritional supplement to increase muscle mass.
Summary: Carbon microspheres (CMs) with a diameter of 5 -10 um have been synthesized by hydrothermal carbonization of starch and L-arginine. The surface property and structure of CMs were examined by FT-IR spectra, N2 adsorption-desorption isotherms and SEM images.
Vitabiotics Pregnacare Before Conception This contains micronutrients known to assist healthy conception, including vitamin B12, folic acid, inositol, l-arginine and selenium.
With L-arginine (10, 100, 300, and 500 [micro]M), the protocol was repeated and the recordings were made 5 min after whole cell mode establishment and a final recording after a 15-min washout.
Amino acids, particularly L-citrulline and L-arginine, are regarded as major types of phytonutrients present in watermelons which may contribute to their reputed and diversified health benefits [6].
The primary vasodilating mediator is nitric oxide, which as a result of biosynthesis is extracted from the amino acid of L-arginine with the participation of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase (NO synthase) enzyme [11].
The endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) enzyme is involved in mediating vasodilation in vascular endothelium due to its role in the conversion of L-arginine to L-citrulline and NO, the latter inducing vasodilation.
Herbalife Niteworks is an exclusive formulation containing a blend of two amino acids - L-Arginine and L-Taurine, and is designed to help the body naturally boost the production of nitric oxide.
A study published in the March 2017 issue of Andrology found that a significant proportion of erectile dysfunction patients have low levels of L-arginine (a nitric oxide precursor).6 Another recent study shows that supplementing with L-arginine and pine-bark extract significantly boosts erectile function.