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Amino Acid: An organic acid containing nitrogen chemical building blocks that aid in the production of protein in the body. Eight of the twenty-two known amino acids are considered "essential," and must be obtained from dietary sources because the body can not synthesize them.
Isoleucine: Essential amino acid. Isoleucine is essential for proper growth in infants and for nitrogen balance in adults.
Valine: An essential amino acid needed for optimal growth in infants and for nitrogen equilibrium in adults.