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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: gli'sen

Definition: The simplest amino acid; a major component of gelatin and silk fibroin; used as a nutrient and dietary supplement, and in solution for irrigation; used in the treatment of isovaleric acidemia.

Synonym(s): gelatin sugar

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