Glutamic Acid

In the US, Glutamic Acid is a member of the following drug classes: miscellaneous GI agents, nutraceutical products.



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive

Amino acid

Chemical Name

Glutamic acid

Foreign Names

  • Acidum glutamicum (Latin)
  • Glutaminsäure (German)
  • Acide glutamique (French)
  • Acido glutamico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Acide glutamique (OS: DCF)
  • Glutamic Acid (OS: USAN)
  • 10549-13-0 (IS)
  • 138-16-9 (IS)
  • 6899-05-4 (IS)
  • Acido glutammico (IS)
  • E 620 (IS: E Number)
  • Glu (IS)
  • Acidum glutamicum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Glutamic Acid (PH: BP 2011, USP 34)
  • Glutamic acid (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Glutaminsäure (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Glutamique (acide) (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Acigluminum (IS)
  • Glutamic Acid Hydrochloride (PH: NF 29)
  • Glutaminsäurehydrochlorid (PH: DAB 2007)
  • Magnesium Glutamate (IS)
  • Magnesium L-hydrogenglutamate (IS)
  • Magnesiumbis (IS: hydrogen-L-glutamat)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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