L-glutamic acid

Definition / meaning of L-glutamic acid

One of twenty amino acids (molecules that join together to form proteins). L-glutamic acid may help nerve cells send and receive information from other cells. It is being studied for its ability to decrease or prevent nerve damage caused by anticancer drugs. Also called glutamic acid.

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

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