Biochemistry. a quaternary ammonium cation, C 5 H 14 N + O, one of the B-complex vitamins, found in the lecithin of many plants and animals.
choline hydroxide, C 5 H 15 NO 2 , the viscous, strongly alkaline commercial form of this compound, usually synthesized, used as a feed supplement, especially for poultry, and in medicine in certain liver conditions.
The choline nicotine lithium connection is somehow involved in the addiction.
It contains choline and inositol, two compounds that are important for the breakdown of fat and cholesterol.
The fetal origins of memory: the role of dietary choline in optimal brain development.
choline is a necessary source of methyl groups for methyl group transfer.
British Dictionary definitions for choline
/ˈkəʊliːn; -ɪn; ˈkɒl-/
a colourless viscous soluble alkaline substance present in animal tissues, esp as a constituent of lecithin: used as a supplement to the diet of poultry and in medicine for preventing the accumulation of fat in the liver. Formula:[(CH3)3NCH2CH2OH]+OH–
C19: from chole- + -ine², so called because of its action in the liver
(kō'lēn') A natural amine often classed in the vitamin B complex. It is incorporated into the structure of many other biologically important molecules, such as acetylcholine and lecithin. Chemical formula: C5H15NO2.