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creatine

Pronunciation: kre'a-ten, -tin

Definition: A compound, N-(aminoiminomethyl)-N-methylglycine, which occurs in urine, sometimes simply as creatine, but generally as creatinine, and in muscle, generally as phosphocreatine. Elevated levels are found in the urine of individuals with muscular dystrophy.

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