\kˈɒliːn], \kˈɒliːn], \k_ˈɒ_l_iː_n]\
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A basic constituent of lecithin that is found in many plants and animal organs. It is important as a precursor of acetylcholine, as a methyl donor in various metabolic processes, and in lipid metabolism.
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A ptomaine occurring in the form of a thick syrupy liquid; it is found in bile, yolk of eggs, fungi, and other substances, and in the cerebrospinal fluid in certain nervous diseases. It is only slightly toxic.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
A crystalline base found in plants and animals with composition C5H15O2N.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
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Idiopathic Hypercatabolic Hypoproteinemias
- series of gastrointestinal disorders which share in common excessive loss protein, mainly albumin, across gut wall. occur stomach (Menetrier disease), as well the small bowel (intestinal lymphangiectases, assorted inflammatory states). They are also occasionally associated with congestive heart failure (again a bowel protein loss).