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How to remember the ten essential Amino Acids?

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asked Jun 6, 2017 by nanospeck (6,920 points)
How to remember the 10 essential amino acids: Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Lysine,
Phenylalanine, Leucine, Isoleucine, Methionine

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answered Jun 6, 2017 by nanospeck (6,920 points)

Here is a trick to remember the ten essential amino acids:

These Ten Valuable Amino Acids Have Long Preserved Life In Man


  • Threonine
  • Tryptophan
  • Valine
  • Arginine
  • Histidine
  • Lysine
  • Phenylalanine
  • Leucine
  • Isoleucine
  • Methionine
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answered Jun 14, 2017 by Nikita Patil (440 points)

Since essential amino acids are not present in our body and have to be taken as suppliments or in the form of other type of food, this protien rich food (as amino acids form protien) is available in a food mart present in malls or private grocery shops and thus the mnemonic is,

Mnemonic:  They Host In a PVT. MALL

T: Threonine

H: Histidine

I: Isoleucine

P: Phenylalanine

V: Valine

T: Tryptophan

M: Methionine

A: Arginine

L: Leucine

L: Lysine

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