mercapturic acid


mer·​cap·​tu·​ric acid ˌmər-ˌkap-ˈt(y)u̇r-ik- How to pronounce mercapturic acid (audio)
: 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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“Mercapturic acid.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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