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A salt of uric acid.


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


(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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Experts suspect all dairy products have the potential to raise the risk of Parkinson's because they're thought to reduce levels of protective chemicals in the body called urates.
Gout is a disease in which there is defect within the uric acid metabolism, causing an excess build-up of uric acid and urates (salt) within the bloodstream and the synovial joints (Concise Medical Dictionary 2002).
33) Epidemiologic studies suggest that patients who consume more dairy products have lower serum urates and lower risk for gouty attacks (independent of the effect of dairy consumption on the rest of the consumer's diet), and at least two studies suggest that dairy consumption results in a rapid uricosuric effect.
We should be routinely monitoring serum urates in at-risk patients so that we can review the nonpharmacologic approaches to urate lowering and management of their comorbid diseases.
Dalmatians, English Bulldogs, Russian Black Terriers, and Large Munsterlanders develop urates because of a genetic metabolic abnormality.
No fecal material was retrieved from the enema, and the bird did not pass any fecal material overnight, only a small amount of urates.
However, all gout patients should lower urates through diet change.
Precipitation of urates is often seen in acidic urine at 4[degrees]C.
29) Again, the benefit of this difference remains to be determined, but suggests the possibility that febuxostat might permit clinicians to more readily reach target serum urates within the range of safe use of the drug.
Urates can be deposited on the liver, pericardium, and epicardium.
There are herbs such as nettles and celery which can reduce the levels of urates in the body, however this needs to be done under the guidance of a qualified herbalist because reducing urates too quickly can lead to an acute attack.