[kree-uh-teen, -tin] /ˈkri əˌtin, -tɪn/

noun, Biochemistry.
an amino acid, C 4 H 9 N 3 O 2 , that is a constituent of the muscles of vertebrates and is phosphorylated to store energy used for muscular contraction.
/ˈkriːəˌtiːn; -tɪn/
an important metabolite involved in many biochemical reactions and present in many types of living cells

1834, from French creatine, from Greek kreas “flesh, meat” (see raw) + chemical suffix -ine (2). Organic base discovered by French physicist Michel-Eugène Chevreul (1786-1889) in the juice of flesh and named by him.

creatine cre·a·tine (krē’ə-tēn’, -tĭn) or cre·a·tin (-tĭn)
A nitrogenous organic acid that is found in the muscle tissue of vertebrates mainly in the form of phosphocreatine and supplies energy for muscle contraction.
(krē’ə-tēn’, -tĭn)
A nitrogenous organic acid that is found in the muscle tissue of vertebrates, mainly combined with phosphorus, and that supplies energy for muscle contraction. Chemical formula: C4H9N3O2.


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