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ATC Group: A09AB01 Glutamic acid hydrochloride

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
1
A
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
A09
Digestives, incl. enzymes
3
A09A
Digestives, incl. enzymes
4
A09AB
Acid preparations
5
A09AB01
Glutamic acid hydrochloride

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
Glutamic acid hydrochloride

Glutamic acid is a non-essential aminoacid used in biosynthesis of proteins. Besides being a building block of proteins, glutamic acid plays a principal role in neural activation. Glutamate is also responsible for the umami (savory) flavor of certain foods. In medicine, glutamate is used as a metabolic supplemnet in patients undergoing coronary surgery.