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  • n. The amino acid N-methyl-glycine; it is present in most tissue, and has a number of industrial applications

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Mothylaminoacetic acid, a sweetish crystalline substance, NH(CH3).CH2COOH, made by boiling caffein or creatine with barium hydroxid; also by the action of monochloracetic acid on methylamine. It melts at 210–215° C. Also called methylglycine.

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  • n. a sweetish crystalline amino acid


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  • Researchers at the University of Michigan have identified a molecular waste product of tumors, called sarcosine, that is elevated in the urine of men with advanced prostate cancers.

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  • Tests that measure levels of sarcosine in tissue, blood, or urine may eventually provide information about the presence and aggressiveness of prostate cancer.


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