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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

glu·cu·ron·ic ac·id

(glū'kū-ron'ik as'id),
The uronic acid of glucose in which C-6 is oxidized to a carboxyl group; the d-isomer detoxicates or inactivates various substances (for example, benzoic acid, phenol, camphor, and the female sex hormones) undergoing conjugation with such substances in the liver, the glucuronides so formed being excreted in the urine.
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glu·cu·ron·ic ac·id

(glū'kyūr-on'ik as'id)
The uronic acid of glucose in which C-6 is oxidized to a carboxyl group; the d-isomer detoxicates or inactivates various substances (e.g., benzoic acid, phenol, camphor, and the female sex hormones), the glucuronides so formed being excreted in the urine.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

glucuronic acid

A substance formed from glucose that combines with many body waste products to form glycosides that are excreted in the urine.
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