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An oxidation product of uric acid, 2,4,5,6-pyrimidinetetrone; administration to experimental animals causes hypoglycemia resulting from insulin liberation, followed by hyperglycemia resulting from destruction of the islets of Langerhans (alloxan diabetes).
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alloxanAn oxygenated pyrimidine derivative, which is a toxic glucose analogue that induces experimental diabetes by selectively destroying pancreatic beta cells by superoxide production.
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An oxidation product of uric acid.
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