a method of titrating the amino groups of amino acids, by adding formaldehyde to the neutral solution; the formaldehyde reacts with the NH3+ group, liberating an equivalent quantity of H+, which may then be estimated by titration with NaOH.
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formol titrationAn obsolete method for detecting the presence of amino acids in the urine; urinary amino acids are measured by microbiological, colorimetric and chromatographic techniques.
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