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Also known as Swineaid, Trophamine, Travasol 10, Hepatasol, Prosol, Premasol, Aminosyn 7%, Sulfite-Free, Aminosyn Ii 3.5% In 5% Dextrose, Aminosyn Ii 4.25% In 10% Dextrose, and Aminosyn Ii 4.25% In 20% Dextrose

Arginine (abbreviated as Arg or R) is an α-amino acid. It was first isolated in 1886. The L-form is one of the 20 most common natural amino acids. At the level of molecular genetics, in the structure of the messenger ribonucleic acid mRNA, CGU, CGC, CGA, CGG, AGA, and AGG, are the triplets of nucleotide bases or codons that code for arginine during protein synthesis. In mammals, arginine is classified as a semiessential or conditionally essential amino acid, depending on the developmental stage and health status of the individual. Preterm infants are unable to synthesize or create arginine internally, making the amino acid nutritionally essential for them. There are some conditions that put an increased demand on the body for the synthesis of L-arginine, including surgical or other trauma, sepsis and burns. Arginine was first isolated from a lupin seedling extract in 1886 by the Swiss chemist Ernst Schultze.

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What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed arginine to treat blastomycosis, rabies, west nile virus, and pick disease.

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