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cho·line

 (kō′lēn′)
n.
A natural amine, C5H15NO2, often classed in the vitamin B complex, that is a constituent of lecithin and other phospholipids and is a precursor of certain biologically important molecules, such as acetylcholine.
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choline

(ˈkəʊliːn; -ɪn; ˈkɒl-)
n
(Biochemistry) a colourless viscous soluble alkaline substance present in animal tissues, esp as a constituent of lecithin: used as a supplement to the diet of poultry and in medicine for preventing the accumulation of fat in the liver. Formula:[(CH3)3NCH2CH2OH]+OH
[C19: from chole- + -ine2, so called because of its action in the liver]
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cho•line

(ˈkoʊ lin, ˈkɒl in)

n.
a viscous fluid, C5H14N + O, that is a constituent of lecithin and a primary component of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine: one of the B complex vitamins.
[1865–70; < German Cholin (1862) < Greek chol(ḗ) bile + -in -ine2]
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Noun1.choline - a B-complex vitamin that is a constituent of lecithin; essential in the metabolism of fat
B complex, B vitamin, B-complex vitamin, vitamin B, vitamin B complex, B - originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B vitamins
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Furthermore, choline is considered as a lipotropic factor preventing abnormal accumulation of lipid and development of fatty liver [4].
Choline as a lipotropic factor involves in metabolism and mobilization of liver lipids and prevents the abnormal accumulation of fat and development of fatty liver.
One of the best strategies to handle the fat metabolism for poultry is the application of lipotropic factors such as choline and carnitine.