what is lactic acid

Lactic acid is produced due to the anaerobic respiration. During the heavy exercise, ample amount of oxygen is required. when body is unable to fulfill the oxygen requirement, body derive the energy through anaerobic respiration in which pyruvic acid is converted into lactic acid. This lactic acid is responsible for the pain in muscles during heavy exercise. 

 

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Lactic acid, also known as milk acid, is a chemical compound that plays a role in various biochemical processes and was first isolated in 1780 by the Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele.

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a colourless syrupy organic acid formed in sour milk, and produced in the muscle tissues during strenuous exercise.

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