mercapturic acid

noun
mer·​cap·​tu·​ric acid | \ ˌmər-ˌkap-ˈt(y)u̇r-ik- How to pronounce mercapturic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of mercapturic acid

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mercapturic%20acid. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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