Definition of Leucine:

A white, crystalline amino acid essential for optimal growth in infants and nitrogen equilibrium in adults.  It cannot be synthesized by the body and is obtained by the hydrolysis of food protein during pancreatic enzyme digestion.

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...as a treatment
Leucine is an essential amino acid...”


...the condition
“...Leucine, histidine imbalance Leucine and histidine are essential amino acids (the body doesn't make them)...”


...as a treatment
“...Very uncommon crystals include: cystine crystals in urine of neonates with congenital cystinuria or severe liver disease, tyrosine crystals with congenital tyrosinosis or marked liver impairment, or leucine crystals in patients with severe liver disease or with maple syrup urine disease...”
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