One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An oily amine formed from arginine during putrefaction.
Alternative name: 1,4-diaminobutane; chemical formula: C₄H₁₂N₂
- ‘In plants, putrescine is also produced through an alternative arginine decarboxylase pathway.’
- ‘However, Lefevre et al. found an ion-specific increase in putrescine and tyramine concentrations.’
- ‘A safe dose is up to 400 milligrams of putrescine per day.’
- ‘It has been observed at 1063 cm-' for both spermidine and putrescine.’
- ‘The noxious gases putrescine and cadaverine get on your clothes too.’
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