Medical Definition of Citruline

1. Is synthesised in the body from ornithine by the addition of carbon dioxide and ammonia and is a precursor of arginine. It is found primarily in the liver and is a major component of the urea cycle. Therapeutically it is used for the detoxification of ammonia, a byproduct of protein breakdown and in the treatment of fatigue. It is also thought to stimulate the immune system. Onions and garlic contain an abundance of citruline. (22 May 1997)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Citruline

citronellas
citronellic
citronellic acid
citronellol
citronellols
citronellyl
citrons
citronwood
citrophilous mealybug
citrophilus mealybug
citrostadienol
citrous
citrous fruit
citrovorum
citrovorum factor
citruline (current term)
citrullinaemia
citrullinated
citrullination
citrulline
citrullines
citrullinuria
citrus
citrus fruit
citrus fruits
citrus greening
citrus mealybug
citrus tree
citrus whitefly
citruses

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