Jaffé reaction

noun
Jaf·fé reaction | \yä-ˈfā-, zhä-\
variants: also Jaffé's reaction \-ˈfāz- \

Medical Definition of Jaffé reaction 

: a reaction between creatinine and picric acid in alkaline solution that results in the formation of a red compound and is used to measure the amount of creatinine (as in creatinuria)

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