Meaning of agmatine in English:

agmatine

(also agmatin)

Pronunciation /ˈaɡmətiːn/

noun

Biochemistry
  • An amine produced by the decarboxylation of arginine during the degradation of proteins.

    Systematic name: 4-aminobutylguanidine; H₂N(CH₂)₄NHC(NH)NH₂.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Independent. From German Agmatin, probably from A- (in Amino-) + g- (in Guanidin) + -ma- (in Ptomain) + -in, with insertion of -t- apparently for euphony.