Homocysteine. (n.d.). In YourDictionary. Retrieved from https://www.yourdictionary.com/homocysteine
An amino acid used normally by the body in cellular metabolism and the manufacture of proteins. Elevated concentrations in the blood are thought to increase the risk for heart disease by damaging the lining of blood vessels and increasing the risk of blood clot formation. High homocysteine levels are associated with certain vitamin deficiencies and metabolic disorders. Chemical formula:C4H9NO2S.