quinolinic acid

noun
quin·​o·​lin·​ic acid | \ ˌkwin-ə-ˌlin-ik- How to pronounce quinolinic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of quinolinic acid

: an acid C7H5NO4 that is a metabolite of tryptophan and is neurotoxic in high concentrations

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“Quinolinic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/quinolinic%20acid. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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