Medical Term:

ophthalmic acid

Pronunciation: of-thal′mik as′id

Definition: A tripeptide occurring in lens, similar to glutathione but differing in the replacement of cysteine by α-amino-n-butyric acid (in the replacement of –SH by –CH3); a potent inhibitor of glyoxalase; γ-l-glutamyl-l-α-aminobutyrylglycine.

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