uric acid

noun

Definition of uric acid

: a white odorless and tasteless nearly insoluble acid C5H4N4O3 that is the chief nitrogenous waste present in the urine especially of birds, reptiles, and insects, is present in small quantity in human urine, and occurs pathologically in renal calculi and the tophi of gout

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Recent Examples on the Web The non-toxic extract of uric acid is known for its healing, soothing, and anti-irritating properties. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, "Over 7,600 People Trust This $7 Foot Cream to Tackle Dry Cracked Feet All Winter Long," 13 Dec. 2019 One high in animal protein such as beef, chicken, fish and pork may increase acid levels in the urine because meat breaks down into uric acid, which can help form stones. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 11 July 2019 One high in animal protein such as beef, chicken, fish and pork may increase acid levels in the urine because meat breaks down into uric acid, which can help form stones. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 11 July 2019 One high in animal protein such as beef, chicken, fish and pork may increase acid levels in the urine because meat breaks down into uric acid, which can help form stones. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 11 July 2019 The birds also had lower dissolved calcium in their bloodstream and more uric acid, which could be signs of kidney disfunction. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Eating Even One Piece of Plastic Has Health Consequences for Baby Seabirds," 5 Aug. 2019 One high in animal protein such as beef, chicken, fish and pork may increase acid levels in the urine because meat breaks down into uric acid, which can help form stones. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 11 July 2019 One high in animal protein such as beef, chicken, fish and pork may increase acid levels in the urine because meat breaks down into uric acid, which can help form stones. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 11 July 2019 One high in animal protein such as beef, chicken, fish and pork may increase acid levels in the urine because meat breaks down into uric acid, which can help form stones. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 11 July 2019

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“Uric acid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uric%20acid. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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uric acid

noun

Medical Definition of uric acid

: a white odorless nearly insoluble weak acid C5H4N4O3 that is present in small quantity in mammalian urine as an end product of purine metabolism, is present abundantly in the form of urates in the excreta of most lower vertebrates and invertebrates as the chief nitrogenous waste, and occurs pathologically in renal calculi and the tophi of gout

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