creatine

[kree-uh-teen, -tin]
noun Biochemistry.
an amino acid, C 4 H 9 N 3 O 2 , that is a constituent of the muscles of vertebrates and is phosphorylated to store energy used for muscular contraction.

Origin:
1830–40; creat- (< Greek kreat-, stem of kréas) flesh + -ine2

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creatine or creatin (ˈkriːəˌtiːn, -tɪn, ˈkriːətɪn)
 
n
an important metabolite involved in many biochemical reactions and present in many types of living cells
 
[C19: creat- from Greek kreas flesh + -ine²]
 
creatin or creatin
 
n
 
[C19: creat- from Greek kreas flesh + -ine²]

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creatine
1840, from Gk. kreas "flesh, meat." Organic base discovered 1835 by Fr. physicist Michel-Eugène Chevreul (1786-1889) in the juice of flesh.
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creatine cre·a·tine (krē'ə-tēn', -tĭn) or cre·a·tin (-tĭn)
n.
A nitrogenous organic acid that is found in the muscle tissue of vertebrates mainly in the form of phosphocreatine and supplies energy for muscle contraction.

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creatine   (krē'ə-tēn', -tĭn)  Pronunciation Key 
A nitrogenous organic acid that is found in the muscle tissue of vertebrates, mainly combined with phosphorus, and that supplies energy for muscle contraction. Chemical formula: C4H9N3O2.
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Creatine is found in meat such as hamburger, steak and fish.
Creatinine is a breakdown product of creatine, which is an important part of muscle.
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