an amino acid, C4H9N3O2, that is a constituent of the muscles of vertebrates and is phosphorylated to store energy used for muscular contraction.
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How to use creatine in a sentence
After she moved to Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, Daly extensively studied hypertension and later analyzed how muscle cells use creatine to produce energy.Marie Maynard Daly was a trailblazing biochemist, but her full story may be lost | Megan Scudellari | March 2, 2022 | Science News
Studies where two groups, one getting creatine and one a placebo, work out exactly the same amount—such that neither group is pushing themselves to the limit—show that the creatine doesn’t give you bigger muscles if you don’t put in extra work.
Muscles with stored creatine can rip a group from there and attach it to the ADP lying around—and voila, you have more ATP to use.
At this point, protein and creatine are the only two that I really feel comfortable recommending.
There are some other suggestions in there, like creatine and beta-alanine.
creatine and creatinine also seem to lessen in amount, but of the extent of this change I am not as yet fully informed.Fat and Blood | S. Weir Mitchell
In vertebrates, the basis for the phosphoric acid is creatine, whereas invertebrates have arginine instead.
British Dictionary definitions for creatine
an important metabolite involved in many biochemical reactions and present in many types of living cells
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Scientific definitions for creatine
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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