TITLE

uric acid

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2271
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "uric acid" is presented. It refers to a crystalline acid with the chemical formula C5H4N4O3, occurring as an end product of purine metabolism. It is formed from purine bases derived from nucleic acids and is a common constituent of urinary stones and gouty tophi.
ACCESSION #
21250102

 

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