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Amino acids

Amino acids

Overview

Amino acids are either "essential", which must be supplied by food, or "nonessential", which are made in the body.

Update Date 4/20/2015

Updated by: Chad Haldeman-Englert, MD, FACMG, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section on Medical Genetics, Winston-Salem, NC. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.