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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



L-glutamic acid  listen  (... gloo-TA-mik A-sid)

  One of twenty amino acids (molecules that join together to form proteins). L-glutamic acid may help nerve cells send and receive information from other cells. It is being studied for its ability to decrease or prevent nerve damage caused by anticancer drugs. Also called glutamic acid.