kynurenic acid

noun

kyn·​uren·​ic acid ˌkīn-yu̇-ˌren-ik- How to pronounce kynurenic acid (audio) ˌkin- How to pronounce kynurenic acid (audio)
: a crystalline acid C10H7NO3 that is formed from kynurenine as one of the normal products of tryptophan metabolism and that is excreted in the urine

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“Kynurenic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/kynurenic%20acid. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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