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Arginine is considered a semi-essential amino acid because even though the body normally makes enough of it, supplementation is sometimes needed. For example, people with protein malnutrition, excessive ammonia production, excessive lysine intake, burns, infections, peritoneal dialysis, rapid growth, urea synthesis disorders, or sepsis may not have enough arginine. Symptoms of arginine deficiency include poor wound healing, hair loss, skin rash, constipation, and fatty liver.

Arginine changes into nitric oxide, which causes blood vessel relaxation (vasodilation). Early evidence suggests that arginine may help treat medical conditions that improve with vasodilation, such as chest pain, clogged arteries (called atherosclerosis), coronary artery disease, erectile dysfunction, heart failure, intermittent claudication/peripheral vascular disease, and blood vessel swelling that causes headaches (vascular headaches). Arginine also triggers the body to make protein and has been studied for wound healing, bodybuilding, enhancement of sperm production (spermatogenesis), and prevention of wasting in people with critical illnesses.

Arginine hydrochloride has a high chloride content and has been used to treat metabolic alkalosis. This use should be under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.
ARCA biopharma provides financial and Gencaro NDA update

ARCA biopharma provides financial and Gencaro NDA update

Scientists to develop a treatment for rare genetic disorder, FOP

Scientists to develop a treatment for rare genetic disorder, FOP

New medical guidelines for accurate diagnosis and ethical treatment of growth hormone deficiency

New medical guidelines for accurate diagnosis and ethical treatment of growth hormone deficiency

Four abstracts on RSV and influenza prevention in pediatric health to be presented

Four abstracts on RSV and influenza prevention in pediatric health to be presented

Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee to review aztreonam for inhalation solution

Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee to review aztreonam for inhalation solution

MedImmune announces interim data from its live attenuated influenza vaccine studies

MedImmune announces interim data from its live attenuated influenza vaccine studies

Phase 3 clinical trial of macimorelin (AEZS-130) to be completed by AEterna Zentaris

Phase 3 clinical trial of macimorelin (AEZS-130) to be completed by AEterna Zentaris

Arginetix raises funds for development programs

Arginetix raises funds for development programs

European Commission grants conditional marketing authorization for Gilead's Cayston

European Commission grants conditional marketing authorization for Gilead's Cayston

U.S. HHS orders for an additional 29 million doses of MedImmune's influenza vaccine

U.S. HHS orders for an additional 29 million doses of MedImmune's influenza vaccine

New drug delivery system for delivering nanoparticles into the tissue

New drug delivery system for delivering nanoparticles into the tissue

MedImmune, WPS and AYSO collaboratively launch a national health awareness campaign

MedImmune, WPS and AYSO collaboratively launch a national health awareness campaign

Researchers find connection between eye disease and arginase

Researchers find connection between eye disease and arginase

New chemical imaging technique could help in the fight against atherosclerosis

New chemical imaging technique could help in the fight against atherosclerosis

Smoking and genetics play role in rheumatoid arthritis

Smoking and genetics play role in rheumatoid arthritis

The neurobiology of music perception and production related to the pathways affecting intrinsic attachment behavior?

The neurobiology of music perception and production related to the pathways affecting intrinsic attachment behavior?

A comparative analysis of four beta blocker trials

A comparative analysis of four beta blocker trials

Pulmonary hypertension in children may result from reduced activity of gene regulator

Pulmonary hypertension in children may result from reduced activity of gene regulator

Amino acid arginine could help fight human obesity

Amino acid arginine could help fight human obesity

NACCHO to donate up to one million doses of FluMist

NACCHO to donate up to one million doses of FluMist