Glossary -   Arginine (arg)

 

 

This is one of 20 amino acids that make up protein. It is also known as "Arg". Most of the arginine needed is made by the body. In most cases, it does not need to be eaten in the diet. Arginine can also be bought in pill form. Children with certain urea cycle disorders are often given arginine supplements. These supplements can help clear the body of ammonia.