Meaning of glutathione

glu•ta•thi•one

Pronunciation: (gl"tu-thī'ōn), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a crystalline, water-soluble peptide of glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine, CHNOS, found in blood and in animal and plant tissues, and important in tissue oxidations and in the activation of some enzymes.
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