Lithic acid


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(Old Med. Chem.) uric acid. See Uric acid, under Uric.

See also: Lithic

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In 1780 Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742-1786), the Swedish apothecary, had found that in addition to phosphates and other mineral salts, all kidney and bladder stones contained a mildly acidic compound that he named "lithic acid" (uric acid).