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cadaverine

Unpleasant smelling biogenic amine from the eponymous amino acid Lysine. It arises (as well as putrescine ) at the decay of proteins (lat. cadaver = carrion, corpse). Cadaverine can also occur in wine, and this often together with histamine the case is. In higher amounts, this indicates bad hygiene due to, for example, rotten or rotten berries. See also below total extract,

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