hippuric acid

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hippuric acid

 [hĭ-pu´rik]
a compound formed by conjugation of benzoic acid and glycine; it occurs in the urine of herbivorous animals, rarely in human urine.

hip·pu·ric ac·id

(hi-pyūr'ik as'id),
A detoxification and excretory product of benzoate found in the urine of humans and many herbivorous animals; used therapeutically in the form of its salts (hippurates of calcium and ammonium).
[G. hippos, horse, + ouron, urine]

hip·pu·ric ac·id

(HA) (hi-pyūr'ik as'id)
A detoxification and excretory product of benzoate found in the urine of humans and many herbivorous animals. A derivative, paraaminohippuric acid, is used in renal testing.
[G. hippos, horse, + ouron, urine]