glucuronate

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glucuronic acid

 [gloo″ku-ron´ik]
a uronic acid formed by oxidation of C-6 of glucose to a carboxy group; it occurs in proteoglycans (mucopolysaccharides), and is important in the conjugation of xenobiotics; it is conjugated to many poisons and drugs by the liver, forming glucuronides, which markedly decreases their toxicity and enhances their excretion by the liver, intestine, and kidney.

glu·cu·ro·nate

(glū-kū'rō-nāt),
A salt or ester of glucuronic acid.

glu·cu·ro·nate

(glū-kyūr'ō-nāt)
A salt or ester of glucuronic acid.