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Treats cysteine deficiency in babies. This medicine is an amino acid. Amino acids are used by your body to make proteins.

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Amino acids

Amino acids are organic compounds that combine to form proteins. Amino acids and proteins are the building blocks of life.

Healthy Living - Last reviewed: February 18, 2013

Acetaminophen and codeine overdose

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and codeine is a prescription pain medicine. It is a narcotic, which means it has the potential to relieve pain while making you feel sleepy.

First Aid and Emergencies - Last reviewed: October 12, 2013

Proximal renal tubular acidosis

Proximal renal tubular acidosis is a disease that occurs when the kidneys don't properly remove acids from the blood into the urine. As a result, too much acid remains in the blood (called acidosis).

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: November 7, 2013


Homocystinuria is an inherited disorder that affects the metabolism of the amino acid methionine.

Diseases and Conditions - Last reviewed: February 3, 2014

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