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An 8-year-old child requires surgical intervention and substantial recovery time in the hospital. A nutritionist recommends a specific dietary plan. The plan includes a protein rich diet with the special supplementation of an amino acid that is typically considered a nonessential, but becomes an essential amino acid under conditions of enhanced growth or surgical recovery. Which of the following amino acids should be considered in this dietary plan?

A. Alanine

B. Arginine

C. Glycine

D. Serine

E. Tyrosine

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