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 (bē′tə-ēn′, -ĭn)
1. A sweet-tasting crystalline alkaloid, C5H11NO2, found in sugar beets and other plants, used to treat certain metabolic disorders, especially an enzyme defect that causes excessive levels of homocysteine in the blood and urine.
2. Any of several alkaloids with similar structures.

[Latin bēta, beet + -ine.]
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(ˈbiːtəˌiːn; -ɪn; bɪˈteɪiːn; -ɪn)
1. (Elements & Compounds) a sweet-tasting alkaloid that occurs in the sugar beet and other plants and in animals. Formula: C5H11NO2
2. (Chemistry) (plural) a group of chemical compounds that resemble betaine and are slightly basic zwitterions
[C19: from New Latin Bēta beet + -ine2]
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(ˈbi təˌin, -ɪn; bɪˈteɪ in, -ɪn)

a colorless crystalline alkaloid, C5H11NO2, usu. obtained from sugar beets or synthesized from glycine and used in medicine.
[1875–80; < Latin bēta beet + -ine 2]
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Noun1.betaine - a sweet tasting alkaloid that occurs in sugar beetsbetaine - a sweet tasting alkaloid that occurs in sugar beets
alkaloid - natural bases containing nitrogen found in plants
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The direct oxidation product of choline is betaine, which is a methyl donor in homocysteine remethylation, and also plays an important role in maintaining cellular volume and stability (3).
Accordingly, glucose and LDL/VLDL were considered to be in high abundance in Con group, while betaine, creatine, and lactate were considered to be characteristics of Mod group.
A randomised trial of Boswellia in association with betaine and myo-inosotol in the management of breast fibroadenomas.
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