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  Phenylalanine



Phenylalanine

   An essential amino acid occurring in proteins. A small amount of phenylalanine is necessary in the diet to make the proteins that form human tissues.

RELATED TERMS
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Essential
1. Something that cannot be done without. 2. Required in the diet, because the body cannot make it. As in an essential amino acid or an essential fatty acid. 3. Idiopathic. As in essential hypertension.

Phenylalanine
An essential amino acid occurring in proteins. A small amount of phenylalanine is necessary in the diet to make the proteins that form human tissues.

Diet
In nutrition, the diet is the sum of the food consumed by a body. Proper nutrition for a human requires vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fuel in the form of carbohydrates and fats. Imbalances between the consumed fuels and expended energy results in either starvation or excessive reserves of adipose tissue, or body fat



SIMILAR TERMS
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Phenacetin
An analgesic and antipyretic drug.

Phenaphen with codeine no. 2
Phenaphen with codeine no. 2 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): acetaminophen; codeine phosphate.

Phenaphen with codeine no. 3
Phenaphen with codeine no. 3 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): acetaminophen; codeine phosphate.

Phenaphen with codeine no. 4
Phenaphen with codeine no. 4 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): acetaminophen; codeine phosphate.

Phenaphen-650 with codeine
Phenaphen-650 with codeine is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): acetaminophen; codeine phosphate.

Phenazine
Phenazine is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phendimetrazine tartrate.

Phenazine-35
Phenazine-35 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phendimetrazine tartrate.

Phendimetrazine tartrate
Phendimetrazine tartrate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phendimetrazine tartrate.

Phenergan
Phenergan is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): promethazine hydrochloride.

Phenergan fortis
Phenergan fortis is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): promethazine hydrochloride.

Phenergan plain
Phenergan plain is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): promethazine hydrochloride.

Phenergan vc
Phenergan vc is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phenylephrine hydrochloride; promethazine hydrochloride.

Phenergan vc with codeine
Phenergan vc with codeine is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): codeine phosphate; phenylephrine hydrochloride; promethazine hydrochloride.

Phenergan with codeine
Phenergan with codeine is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): codeine phosphate; promethazine hydrochloride.

Phenergan with dextromethorphan
Phenergan with dextromethorphan is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): dextromethorphan hydrobromide; promethazine hydrochloride.

Phenetron
Phenetron is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): chlorpheniramine maleate.

Phenobarbital
An anticonvulsant substance.

Phenobarbitol
A sedating medication used to control seizures.

Phenotype
The expression of the genes present in an individual. This may be directly observable (eye color) or apparent only with specific tests (blood type). Some phenotypes such as the blood groups are completely determined by heredity, while others are readily altered by environmental agents.

Phentermine
A sympathomimetic amine used in attack preparations as a vasoconstrictor and bronchodilator, usually in combination with an antihistamine drug. An appetite suppressant that disrupts the transmission of signals from the neurotransmitters and is used in the management of obesity.

Phentermine diet
A particular type of diet based on phentermine.

Phentermine hcl
Phentermine hcl is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phentermine hydrochloride.

Phentermine resin 30
Phentermine resin 30 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phentermine resin complex.

Phentolamine mesylate
Phentolamine mesylate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phentolamine mesylate.

Phentytoin
Phentytoin is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phenytoin.

Phenurone
Phenurone is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phenacemide.

Pheny-pas-tebamin
Pheny-pas-tebamin is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phenyl aminosalicylate.

Phenylbutazone
Phenylbutazone is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phenylbutazone.

Phenylketonuria
All babies born in the U.S. are tested at birth for PKU, a genetic disorder of a liver enzyme that disrupts normal body functions. If not carefully regulated by diet early in infancy, PKU can cause mental retardation.

Phenylpropanolamine hcl with chlorpheniramine maleate
Phenylpropanolamine hcl with chlorpheniramine maleate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): chlorpheniramine maleate; phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride.

Phenytek
Phenytek is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phenytoin sodium.

Phenytex
Phenytex is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phenytoin sodium.

Phenytoin
An anticonvulsant drug.

Phenytoin sodium
Phenytoin sodium is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phenytoin sodium.



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Pernicious
Fatal.

Pertussis
See whooping cough.

Petit mal
A mild seizure with a momentary loss of consciousness.

Phagomania
An obsession with eating.

Pharmacist
A person licensed to mix and dispense drugs.

Phenylalanine

Phlebotomy
Withdrawal of blood from a vein.

Phlegm
Mucus, especially mucus produced by the lungs during inflammation or infection.

Phonation
Making vocal sounds.

Physician
A doctor. An authorized practitioner of medicine.

Physiology
The branch of medicine that deals with the function of the various parts of the living organism.

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