Synonyms: carnitine breakdown, carnitine catabolism, carnitine degradation, vitamin Bt catabolic process, vitamin Bt catabolism
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of carnitine (hydroxy-trimethyl aminobutyric acid), a compound that participates in the transfer of acyl groups across the inner mitochondrial membrane.
GO:0072329 - monocarboxylic acid catabolic process,
GO:1901616 - organic hydroxy compound catabolic process,
GO:0006579 - amino-acid betaine catabolic process,
GO:0009437 - carnitine metabolic process
Unification Links: GO:0042413
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