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Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

Seventh edition

Published in print January 2016 | ISBN: 9780198722823
Published online January 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191789540

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An amino alcohol, CH2OHCH2N(CH3)3OH. It occurs widely in living organisms as a constituent of certain types of phospholipids – the lecithins and sphingomyelins – and in the neurotransmitter ...

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Subjects: Chemistry

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