phenylalanine definition

  • noun:
    • an important amino acid, C9H11NO2, occurring as a constituent of many proteins and is typically transformed into tyrosine within your body. It is necessary for development in babies as well as for nitrogen equilibrium in grownups.
    • An essential amino acid C9H11NO2 present most animal proteins; it is essential for growth; the inability to metabolize it results in phenylketonuria; it's a constituent of aspartame.
    • an important amino acid present proteins and required for development of kiddies and necessary protein metabolic rate in kids and grownups; abundant in milk and eggs; it's ordinarily transformed into tyrosine within your body

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