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Descriptor English: Carnitine
Descriptor Spanish: Carnitina
Descriptor Portuguese: Carnitina
Descriptor French: Carnitine
Entry term(s): Bicarnesine
L Carnitine
L-Carnitine
Levocarnitine
Vitamin BT
Tree number(s): D02.092.877.883.099
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002331
Scope note: A constituent of STRIATED MUSCLE and LIVER. It is an amino acid derivative and an essential cofactor for fatty acid metabolism.
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Registry Number: S7UI8SM58A
CAS Type 1 Name: 1-Propanaminium, 3-carboxy-2-hydroxy-N,N,N-trimethyl-, inner salt, (R)-
Public MeSH Note: 66; was see under VITAMIN B COMPLEX 1963-65
History Note: 66(64); was see under VITAMIN B COMPLEX 1963-65
DeCS ID: 2372
Unique ID: D002331
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2014/10/14
Carnitine - Preferred
Concept UI M0003493
Scope note A constituent of STRIATED MUSCLE and LIVER. It is an amino acid derivative and an essential cofactor for fatty acid metabolism.
Preferred term Carnitine
Levocarnitine - Narrower
Concept UI M000596392
Preferred term Levocarnitine
Entry term(s) L Carnitine
L-Carnitine
Vitamin BT
Bicarnesine - Narrower
Concept UI M0003492
Preferred term Bicarnesine



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