Taurine definitions

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Taurine is defined as an organic acid that aids in digestion, increases muscle energy and muscle growth for animals.
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Taurine is excreted as a component of the bile in your intestinal tract.
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It helps to lower cholesterol.
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It is used to:
  • Combat the effects of aging.
  • Improve memory in memory-impaired patients.
  • Treat hypertension.
  • Lower the blood sugar of diabetes patients.
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It can cross the blood/brain barrier and is suspected of playing a role in:
  • Calcium homeostasis..
  • Prevention of epileptic seizures.
  • Prevention of obesity.
  • Inhibiting neurotransmission.

An example of taurine is an ingredient sometimes found in in body building supplements and energy drinks.

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The definition of taurine is like a bull.

An example of something taurine is something related to the zodiac sign Taurus; a taurine-like character.

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Of, relating to, or resembling a bull.
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A colorless crystalline substance, C2 H7 NO3 S, formed by the hydrolysis of taurocholic acid and found in the fluids of the muscles and lungs of many animals.
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Of or like a bull.
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A colorless, crystalline amino acid, NH2CH2CH2SO3H, which is found in the free form in invertebrates and as a constituent of taurocholic acid in the bile of mammals.
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An amino acid, C2 H7 NO3 S, not found in proteins, that is synthesized in the liver from cysteine, is found in bile and other body fluids and tissues, and has a variety of physiological functions.
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Pertaining to a bull; bull-like.
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(organic chemistry, biochemistry) An amino-sulfonic acid, NH2CH2CH2SO3H, that has regulatory functions in mammals.
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(astrology) Of or pertaining to the zodiacal sign Taurus.
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Origin of taurine

Greek tauros bull (from its having been obtained first from ox bile) tauro- in Indo-European roots –ine