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Glutamic acid Brand names, Glutamic acid Analogs

Glutamic acid Brand Names Mixture

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Glutamic acid Chemical_Formula


Glutamic acid RX_link

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Glutamic acid fda sheet

Glutamic acid msds (material safety sheet)

Glutamic acid Synthesis Reference

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Glutamic acid Molecular Weight

147.130 g/mol

Glutamic acid Melting Point

205 oC

Glutamic acid H2O Solubility

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Glutamic acid State

Solid, white crystalline powder

Glutamic acid LogP

-1.43 +/- 0.31

Glutamic acid Dosage Forms

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Glutamic acid Indication

In addition to being one of the building blocks in protein synthesis, it is the most widespread neurotransmitter in brain function, as an excitatory neurotransmitter and as a precursor for the synthesis of GABA in GABAergic neurons.

Glutamic acid Pharmacology

Considered to be nature's "Brain food" by improving mental capacities; helps speed the healing of ulcers; gives a "lift" from fatigue; helps control alcoholism, schizophrenia and the craving for sugar.

Glutamic acid Absorption

Absorbed from the lumen of the small intestine into the enterocytes.Absorption is efficient and occurs by an active transport mechanism.

Glutamic acid side effects and Toxicity

Glutamate causes neuronal damage and eventual cell death, particularly when NMDA receptors are activated, High dosages of glutamic acid may include symptoms such as headaches and neurological problems.

Glutamic acid Patient Information

It is an important excitatory neurotransmitter, and glutamic acid is also important in the metabolism of sugars and fats. It helps with the transportation of potassium across the blood-brain barrier, although itself does not pass this barrier that easily. It also shows promise in the future treatment of neurological conditions, ulcers, hypoglycemic come, muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, Parkinson's, and mental retardation. Glutamic acid can be used as fuel in the brain, and can attach itself to nitrogen atoms in the process of forming glutamine, and this action also detoxifies the body of ammonia. This action is the only way in which the brain can be detoxified from ammonia. The fluid produced by the prostate gland also contains amounts of glutamic acid, and may play a role in the normal function of the prostate.

Glutamic acid Organisms Affected

Humans and other mammals