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Valine

Synonym(s)

  • L-valine
  • (S)-2-amino-3-methylbutanoic acid
  • Val
  • valine (substance)

Definition(s)

A branched-chain essential amino acid that has stimulant activity. It promotes muscle growth and tissue repair. It is a precursor in the penicillin biosynthetic pathway.

Definition from: MSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Amino acid with side chain -CH(CH3)2.

Definition from: NCI via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 27, 2014