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  • adjective Relating to, contained in, or obtained from urine.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or obtained from urine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Physiol. Chem.) Of or pertaining to urine; obtained from urine.
  • adjective a crystalline body, present in small quantity in the urine of man and most mammals. Combined in the form of urate of ammonia, it is the chief constituent of the urine of birds and reptiles, forming the white part. Traces of it are also found in the various organs of the body. It is likewise a common constituent, either as the free acid or as a urate, of urinary or renal calculi and of the so-called gouty concretions. From acid urines, uric acid is frequently deposited, on standing in a cool place, in the form of a reddish yellow sediment, nearly always crystalline. Chemically, it is composed of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen, C5H4N4O3, and by decomposition yields urea, among other products. It can be made synthetically by heating together urea and glycocoll. It was formerly called also lithic acid, in allusion to its occurrence in stone, or calculus.

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  • adjective Pertaining to, contained in, or obtained from urine.

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  • adjective in or relating to or obtained from urine

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Examples

  • The latest edition, by contrast, offered the gouty reader only what amounted to “condensed shop manual discourse: ‘The elevation in uric acid appears to be transmitted by an autosomal gene.’”

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  • The latest edition, by contrast, offered the gouty reader only what amounted to “condensed shop manual discourse: ‘The elevation in uric acid appears to be transmitted by an autosomal gene.’”

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  • Potassium citrate supplements have long been a common treatment for preventing calcium oxalate stones, as well as another type of stone called uric acid stones, in people who are prone to them.

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  • In chemical composition caffeine closely resembles a waste, called uric acid, and in the body is converted into this substance.

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  • Before that she was frightfully keen on a thing called uric acid.

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  • Obesity is a risk factor for gout, which is caused by a buildup of a chemical called uric acid around joints.

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  • Generally, the acids produced by the metabolic activities, (such as uric acid, lactic acid, etc.) react with the alkalis in the blood, lymph, bile, etc., thus being neutralized and rendered innocuous.

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  • But whatever may be the variations in the mere quantity of urine voided under the influence of alcohol, the alterations in quality pretty uniformly show an increase in the products of imperfect internal metamorphosis or oxidation, such as uric acid, oxalates, casts, leucocytes, albumen and potassium, with less of the normal products, as urea and salts of sodium.

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  • Inflammasome activators such as uric acid crystals induced the dissociation of TXNIP from thioredoxin in a reactive oxygen species (ROS) - sensitive manner and allowed it to bind NLRP3.

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  • Inflammasome activators such as uric acid crystals induced the dissociation of TXNIP from thioredoxin in a reactive oxygen species (ROS) - sensitive manner and allowed it to bind NLRP3.

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