S-adenosyl-l-methionine[a-den′ō-sil′me-thī′ō-nēn]

Type:Term

Definitions
1. A nutraceutical with antioxidative stress effect; may be used in management of liver disease; is a precursor of cysteine. In human medicine, may be used to scavenge free radicals associated with toxic insults to liver (e.g., alcohol, infection). During liver-function compromise, the resident enzyme system that generates SAM-e endogenously is compromised.

Synonyms
active methionine

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