choline

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choline formula

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first isolated by Adolph Strecker from pig and ox bile (Greek: χολή, chole) in 1862; named neurine when first chemically synthesized by Oscar Liebreich in 1865, until 1898 when shown to be identical to choline

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choline (usually uncountable, plural cholines)

  1. (organic chemistry) A hydroxy quaternary ammonium compound with formula (CH3)3N+CH2CH2OHX. It is an essential nutrient for cardiovascular and brain health and for cell membrane formation.

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choline f (plural cholines)

  1. (biochemistry) choline

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