Lactic acid

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Lactic acid is a biologically important acid and a by-product of anaerobic metabolism. The conjugate base of lactic acid is called lactate. Most of the time, the term "lactic acid" refers to L-lactic acid, the form of lactic acid produced in animals. Some bacteria produce a different form, called D-lactic acid. There is evidence that lactic acid in animals may be an important fuel for myocardial energy metabolism.[1]

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  1. Chatham, John C (Jul 15, 2002). "Lactate – the forgotten fuel!". The Journal of Physiology. 542 (Pt 2): 333. doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2002.020974. ISSN 0022-3751. PMC 2290415Freely accessible. PMID 12122132. 


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