See also: Choline
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
- (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.
Terms derived from choline
organic chemistry: a compound
choline f (plural cholines)