Entry from US English dictionary
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.
- A safe dose is up to 400 milligrams of putrescine per day.
- It has been observed at 1063 cm-' for both spermidine and putrescine.
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