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betaine

Definition:
A naturally occurring compound that has been of interest for its role in osmoregulation. As a drug, betaine hydrochloride has been used as a source of hydrochloric acid in the treatment of hypochlorhydria. Betaine has also been used in the treatment of liver disorders, for hyperkalemia, for homocystinuria, and for gastrointestinal disturbances.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Full
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt-core
Entry Terms:
  • acidin-pepsin
  • glycine betaine
  • lycine
  • oxyneurine
  • betaine hydrochloride
  • glycinebetaine
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/2783
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