acetyl-L-carnitine hydrochloride

Definition / meaning of acetyl-L-carnitine hydrochloride

A form of the natural substance carnitine that is being studied as a way to prevent tissue damage caused by chemotherapy. Carnitine is made in muscle and liver tissue and is found in certain foods, such as meat, poultry, fish, and some dairy products. It is used by many cells in the body to make energy from fat. Also called acetyl-L-carnitine and ALCAR.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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