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Tryptophan MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Tryptophan
Tree Number(s)
D12.125.072.050.850
D12.125.142.875
Unique ID
D014364
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014364
Scope Note
An essential amino acid that is necessary for normal growth in infants and for NITROGEN balance in adults. It is a precursor of INDOLE ALKALOIDS in plants. It is a precursor of SEROTONIN (hence its use as an antidepressant and sleep aid). It can be a precursor to NIACIN, albeit inefficiently, in mammals.
Entry Term(s)
Ardeydorm
Ardeytropin
L-Tryptophan
L-Tryptophan-ratiopharm
Levotryptophan
Lyphan
Naturruhe
Optimax
PMS-Tryptophan
Trofan
Tryptacin
Tryptan
Tryptophan Metabolism Alterations
ratio-Tryptophan
Pharm Action
Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation
Registry Number
8DUH1N11BX
Related Numbers
6912-86-3
73-22-3
CAS Type 1 Name
Tryptophan
NLM Classification #
QU 60
See Also
Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/07/01
Tryptophan Preferred
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L-Tryptophan-ratiopharm Narrower
Tryptophan Metabolism Alterations Related
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