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ˈɑr dʒəˌnin, -ˌnaɪn, -nɪnargi·nine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. argininenoun

    a bitter tasting amino acid found in proteins and necessary for nutrition; its absence from the diet leads to a reduced production of spermatozoa

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  1. argininenoun

    An amino acid found in animal foods that plays an important role in several physiological processes.

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  1. Arginine

    Arginine is the amino acid with the formula (H2N)(HN)CN(H)(CH2)3CH(NH2)CO2H. The molecule features a guanidino group appended to a standard amino acid framework. At physiological pH, the carboxylic acid is deprotonated (−CO2−) and both the amino and guanidino groups are protonated, resulting in a cation. Only the l-arginine (symbol Arg or R) enantiomer is found naturally. Arg residues are common components of proteins. It is encoded by the codons CGU, CGC, CGA, CGG, AGA, and AGG. The guanidine group in arginine is the precursor for the biosynthesis of nitric oxide. Like all amino acids, it is a white, water-soluble solid.

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  1. arginine

    Arginine is a semi-essential amino acid that is found in protein-rich foods and produced in the human body. It plays a crucial role in cell division, wound healing, immune function, hormone regulation, and the release of nitric oxide, a molecule that relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow. This amino acid also contributes to the removal of ammonia from the body and supports the normal functioning of the immune and hormone systems. As a supplement, arginine is popular among athletes to boost performance.

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  1. Arginine

    Arginine is an α-amino acid. It was first isolated in 1886. The L-form is one of the 20 most common natural amino acids. At the level of molecular genetics, in the structure of the messenger ribonucleic acid mRNA, CGU, CGC, CGA, CGG, AGA, and AGG, are the triplets of nucleotide bases or codons that code for arginine during protein synthesis. In mammals, arginine is classified as a semiessential or conditionally essential amino acid, depending on the developmental stage and health status of the individual. Preterm infants are unable to synthesize or create arginine internally, making the amino acid nutritionally essential for them. There are some conditions that put an increased demand on the body for the synthesis of L-arginine, including surgical or other trauma, sepsis and burns. Arginine was first isolated from a lupin seedling extract in 1886 by the Swiss chemist Ernst Schultze. In general, most people do not need to take arginine supplements because the body usually produces enough.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Arginine

    An essential amino acid that is physiologically active in the L-form.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arginine in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arginine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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