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Levocarnitine (Code C26657)

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Preferred Name: Levocarnitine

Definition: An amino acid derivative. Levocarnitine facilitates long-chain fatty acid entry into mitochondria, delivering substrate for oxidation and subsequent energy production. Fatty acids are utilized as an energy substrate in all tissues except the brain. (NCI04)

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A form of carnitine, which is a substance made in muscle and liver tissue and found in certain foods, such as meat, poultry, fish, and some dairy products. Carnitor is also a drug that is used to treat patients who do not make enough carnitine and is being studied as a way to prevent tissue damage caused by chemotherapy. Carnitine is a type of dietary supplement.

Display Name: Levocarnitine

Label: Levocarnitine

NCI Thesaurus Code: C26657 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0087163  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)

External Source Codes: 
CAS Registry Number 541-15-1 (see NLM ChemIDplus info)
ChEBI ID CHEBI:16347 (see ChEBI info)
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 301896
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 301896 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C0087163

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
Accepted_Therapeutic_Use_For Carnitine deficiency; End-stage renal disease
Chemical_Formula C7H15NO3
code C26657
Contributing_Source CTRP
Contributing_Source FDA
Legacy_Concept_Name Levocarnitine
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

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Defined Fully by Roles: No  


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