Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A salt of uric acid.

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  • n. any salt of uric acid; the deposition of urate crystals in the joints leads to gout

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A salt of uric acid

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A salt of uric acid. See uric.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a salt of uric acid

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

ur(ic acid) + -ate2.

Examples

  • Professor Martin Fussenegger of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich designed a 'molecular prosthesis' to treat gout, which is made from human cells designed to detect an increase in levels of uric acid and to respond by secreting an enzyme called urate oxydase, which destroys uric acid.

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  • It is produced naturally in the purple flowers of meadow saffron (Colchium autumnale), whose seeds contain up to 0.8 percent colchicine. 1 This drug binds tublin and prevents its polymerization into microtubles. 2 Thus, it alters cellular division, intracellular transport, nuclear structure and cytoplasmic motility. 3 In gout, colchicine decreases the inflammatory response to urate crystals in joint tissues.

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  • His crude experiments indicated the culprit was most likely uric acid, so Cade began experiments with uric acid's most soluble salt, lithium urate.

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  • Consuming two or more glasses of fruit juice each day increased the risk of gout by 81% and eating an apple or an orange a day increased the risk by 64%…..free fructose has an adverse effect on urate metabolism.

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  • Abnormalities may include: decrease in number or volume, coloring of urate portion changing to yellow or green, increase in water content of fecal portion (diarrhea), increase in urine portion (polyuria), decrease in the feces volume with increased urates (polyurates), and the presence of blood.

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  • With allopurinol it has been possible to prevent and reduce in the tophaceous deposits and to prevent urate stone formation (74), (81), (87), (89,90).

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  • In patients who excrete excessive amounts of uric acid in the urine, urate stones often form in the kidney.

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  • (Compare the terrestrial octopus, which makes armor-plating out of calcium urate instead of excreting urea or uric acid.)

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