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Compound Summary for: CID 247

Betaine

Also known as: oxyneurine; lycine; glycine betaine; Trimethylglycine; Abromine; Trimethylglycocoll; Glycylbetaine; Glycocoll betaine
Molecular Formula: C5H11NO2   Molecular Weight: 117.14634   InChIKey: KWIUHFFTVRNATP-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A naturally occurring compound that has been of interest for its role in osmoregulation. As a drug, betaine hydrochloride has been used as a source of hydrochloric acid in the treatment of hypochlorhydria. Betaine has also been used in the treatment of liver disorders, for hyperkalemia, for homocystinuria, and for gastrointestinal disturbances. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1341)   From: MeSH
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