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carnosine

Pronunciation: kar′nō-sēn

Definition: the dominant nonprotein nitrogenous component of brain tissue, first found in relatively high amounts in muscle; chelates copper and activates myosin ATPase.

Synonym(s): ignotine, inhibitine

[L. carnosus, fleshy, fr. caro, flesh, + -ia]

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