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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

levocarnitine 
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. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:L-carnitine
US brand name:Carnitor