A substance that is made by the body and used to store energy. It is being studied in the treatment of weight loss related to cancer. It is derived from the amino acid arginine.

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  • Creatine — Créatine Créatine Général Nom IUPAC 2 (carbamimidoyl methyl amino)acetic acid No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • créatine — [ kreatin ] n. f. • 1823; du gr. kreas, kreatos « chair » ♦ Biochim. Composé azoté, de formule C4H9N3O2, qui joue un rôle essentiel dans la contraction musculaire. ● créatine nom féminin (grec kreas, atos, chair) Substance azotée de l organisme,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • creatine — 1834, from Fr. creatine, from Gk. kreas flesh, meat (see RAW (Cf. raw)) + chemical suffix INE (Cf. ine) (2). Organic base discovered by French physicist Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786 1889) in the juice of flesh and named by him …   Etymology dictionary

  • creatine — creatine. См. креатин. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • creatine — [krē′ə tēn΄, krē′ətin] n. [< Gr kreas, flesh (see CRUDE) + INE3] a crystalline substance, C4H9N3O2, present in muscle tissue, usually in the form of phosphocreatine …   English World dictionary

  • Creatine — For the use of creatine to increase athletic performance, see Creatine supplements. Not to be confused with creatinine. Creatine …   Wikipedia

  • Creatine — A compound the body synthesizes (makes) and then utilizes to store energy. The storage of energy occurs when phosphate molecules are attached to creatine to create creatine phosphate. Creatine phosphate is capable of donating phosphate to ADP in… …   Medical dictionary

  • creatine — noun Etymology: French créatine, from Greek kreat , kreas flesh more at raw Date: 1840 a white crystalline nitrogenous substance C4H9N3O2 found especially in the muscles of vertebrates either free or as phosphocreatine; also a synthetic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • creatine — n. a product of protein metabolism found in muscle. Its phosphate, creatine phosphate (phosphocreatine, phosphagen), acts as a store of high energy phosphate in muscle and serves to maintain adequate amounts of ATP (the source of energy for… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • creatine — /ˈkriətən/ (say kreeuhtuhn) noun an amino acid, NH2C(=NH)NH+(CH3)CH2COO , found mainly in combined form as creatine phosphate, present in the tissues of all vertebrates and some invertebrates, and used to synthesise adenosine triphosphate under… …  

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