endogenous uric acid


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endogenous uric acid

Etymology: Gk, endon, within + genein, to produce + ouron, urine; L, acidus
uric acid produced by the metabolism of purines in the body's own nucleoproteins, as distinguished from metabolism of purine products in foods.

endogenous uric acid

Uric acid derived from purines undergoing metabolism from the nucleic acid of body tissues.
See also: acid