Essential amino acid: amino acid that can not be synthesized by the body. Definition

Medical Definition: Essential amino acid: amino acid that can not be synthesized by the body

6. Essential amino acid: amino acid that can not be synthesized by the body. Of the 20 necessary amino acids in human proteins, only 8 are essential following: leucine, isoleucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine.

* Automatic translation