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[sahr-kuh-seen, -sin] /ˈsɑr kəˌsin, -sɪn/
noun, Chemistry
a crystalline compound, C 3 H 7 NO 2 , with a sweet taste, soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol: used in the manufacture of toothpaste, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
< German Sarkosin (1847), apparently irregular derivative from Greek sárx, stem sark- flesh, and German -in -ine2 Unabridged
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  • In addition, sarcosine yields excellent safety profiles, in comparison to current antipsychotics.
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sarcosine sar·co·sine (sär'kə-sēn', -sĭn)
An amino acid made synthetically or formed naturally during the decomposition of creatine.

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