Chemical formula: C₅H₉NO₄ Molecular mass: 147.129 g/mol PubChem compound: 33032
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.
This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:
|Glutamic acid hydrochloride
|A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A09 Digestives, incl. enzymes → A09A Digestives, incl. enzymes → A09AB Acid preparations
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