Lactic acid

What is Lactic acid?

Lactic acid definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun Biochemistry.
a colorless or yellowish, syrupy, water-soluble liquid, C3H6O3, produced during muscle contraction as a product of anaerobic glucose metabolism, abundant in sour milk, prepared usually by fermentation of cornstarch, molasses, potatoes, etc., or synthesized: used chiefly in dyeing and textile printing, as a flavoring agent in food, and in medicine.




Lactic Acid

What is Lactic Acid?

Lactic Acid meaning Acid formed by the breakdown of glucose when oxygen levels in the body are low. The body uses lactic acid for energy. Related Term(s): Lactic Acidosis


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