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mercapturic acid

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noun mer·cap·tu·ric acid \ˌmər-ˌkap-ˈt(y)u̇r-ik-\

Medical Definition of mercapturic acid

  1. :  an acid C5H8O3S−R formed from cysteine and an aromatic compound in the body and usually excreted in the urine (as in the form of a glucuronide)


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