Jaffé reaction

noun

Jaf·​fé reaction yä-ˈfā- How to pronounce Jaffé reaction (audio) zhä- How to pronounce Jaffé reaction (audio)
variants also Jaffé's reaction
-ˈfāz-
: 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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“Jaffé reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Jaff%C3%A9%20reaction. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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