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- noun (Physiol. Chem.) A crystalline, nitrogenous substance, closely related to xanthin and uric acid, widely distributed through the animal body, but especially in muscle tissue; -- called also
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- noun organic chemistry A
crystalline nitrogenous substance, closely related to xanthinand uric acid, found throughout the animalbody but especially in muscle tissue.
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Two rabbits had the purin hypoxanthin given to them daily, in quantities which if given to
Dr. Hall has made a large number of personal experiments, and says that when he has taken large doses of purin bodies -- such as 7 grains of hypoxanthin, 15 to