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uric acid

n.
A semisolid compound, C5H4N4O3, that is a nitrogenous end product of protein and purine metabolism and is the chief nitrogenous waste product of most birds, terrestrial reptiles, and insects.
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uric acid

n
(Biochemistry) a white odourless tasteless crystalline product of protein metabolism, present in the blood and urine; 2,6,8-trihydroxypurine. Formula: C5H4N4O3
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u′ric ac′id


n.
a compound, C5H4N4O3, that is present in mammalian urine in small amounts and is the principal nitrogenous component of the excrement of reptiles and birds.
[1790–1800]
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u·ric acid

(yo͝or′ĭk)
The chief nitrogen-containing waste product excreted in the urine of birds, insects, and most reptiles. It is produced by the breakdown of amino acids in the liver.
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Noun1.uric acid - a white tasteless odorless crystalline product of protein metabolismuric acid - a white tasteless odorless crystalline product of protein metabolism; found in the blood and urine
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
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u·ric ac·id

n. ácido úrico, producto del metabolismo de las proteínas presente en la sangre y excretado en la orina.
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uric acid

n ácido úrico
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"Uric acid," interpolated the wild Irish playwright.
"Beauty has no effect upon uric acid that I'm aware of," he sighed, contemplating the round pane opposite, through which the sky and sea showed blue.
Serum uric acid and risk for cardiovascular disease and death: the Framingham Heart Study.
Gout is caused by an abnormally high level of uric acid in the blood, a condition called hyperuricemia.
High levels of uric acid in the body typically causes gout, but some other causes include lack of exercise, high levels of alcohol consumption, stress, excessive protein intake, and genetics.
Moreover, urolithiasis may be due to increased excretion of certain stone forming substances, as calcium, oxalate, phosphate, uric acid and sodium; and decreased excretion of certain stone inhibiting materials as citrate, magnesium, sulfate and pyrophosphates.
Gout is one of the most painful forms of arthritis, and chances are you'll need a medication to reduce uric acid, the substance responsible for the deposits that inflame your joints and cause agonizing gout attacks.
A kind of arthritis, gout is caused by the build-up of uric acid crystals.
The build-up of uric acid in my body crystallises in my joints and flare-ups are incredibly painful.
Raised serum uric acid concentrations in the blood are commonly encountered in essential hypertension.
Patients treated with topiramate also have a higher risk for kidney stones and uric acid elevation.