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A salt of uric acid.

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(Elements & Compounds) any salt or ester of uric acid
uratic adj
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(ˈyʊər eɪt)

a salt of uric acid.
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Noun1.urate - a salt of uric acid
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
chalkstone, tophus - a deposit of urates around a joint or in the external ear; diagnostic of advanced or chronic gout
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SEL-212 is a combination product candidate designed to sustain control of serum uric acid levels in patients with chronic refractory gout, potentially reducing harmful tissue urate deposits which when left untreated can lead to debilitating gout flares and joint deformity.
The most commonly used dose of allopurinol, 300 mg/day, is insufficient to achieve the currently recommended serum urate (sU) target of < 6.0 mg/dL in a large proportion of patients.
The small sample obtained showed abundant cholesterol crystals (Figure la, compensated polarized light), but a careful examination allowed identifying typical acicular crystals with a strong negative birefringence characteristic of monosodium urate (Figure 1 b, black arrow, -A shows the compensator axis), confirming the diagnosis of gout.
(3-5) The pathophysiological mechanisms of AH involve overproduction of urate, inefficient urate excretion by kidneys, or both.
CHICAGO -- Failure to reach the therapeutic target of a serum urate level below 6 mg/dL in gout patients is an independent risk factor for all-cause mortality conferring a 139% increased risk, Fernando Perez-Ruiz, MD, PhD, said at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology.
In addition to the joint damage, urate crystals can also deposit in other organs of the body, and if left unmanaged, gout can lead to significant tissue damage.
11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Diet explains little of the variation in serum urate levels in the general population, while genetic factors make a greater contribution, according to a meta-analysis published online Oct.
Gout is caused by persistently elevated levels of urate in the blood, which causes severe joint pain and swelling, especially in peoples' toes, knees, elbows, wrists and fingers.
This study indicates that even for people who have only had one or two prior gout flares, urate-lowering therapy to reduce serum urate below 6 mg/dl may have benefit in reducing future flares.
Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, caused by the buildup of urate crystals in a joint.
Hyperuricemia is characterized by an elevated serum urate (>6-7 mg/dL) and has been found to be an increasing problem among Filipinos and elsewhere in the world.