mandelic acid


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man·del·ic ac·id

An aromatic principle extracted from almonds and peach and apricot seeds; also prepared synthetically. As a urinary antiseptic it has been supplanted by its derivative mandelamine.
[Ger. Mandel, almond]

mandelic acid

C8H8O3, a colorless hydroxy acid. Its salt is used to treat urinary tract infections. Synonym: phenylglycolic acid
CAS # 90-64-2
See also: acid

mandelic acid

An antiseptic drug used in sterile solutions for washing out the bladder, especially if a permanent catheter is in use. A brand name is Uro-Tainer.

mandelic acid

a keto-acid used as a urinary antiseptic in nephritis, pyelitis and cystitis. It must be excreted in the urinary tract unchanged in order to have a bacteriostatic effect; therefore, a strongly acid urine must be maintained during its administration.
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We evaluated the relationship between inhaled-air styrene concentration and mandelic acid in urine (expressed as milligrams per gram creatinine) from the pooled data of three studies (Table 1) and the result is given in Figure 2.
The first acid step in the peel contains a rich blend of well known and effective acids (Resorcinol, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Pyruvic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Mandelic Acid, and Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate - an amino azelaic acid derivative) to maximize exfoliation and gentle peeling.
We assessed the exposure by measuring the concentrations of styrene in air and in blood and of mandelic acid, phenylglyoxylic acid, 4-vinyl phenol conjugates and regioisomefic phenyl hydroxyethyl mercapturic acids in urine.
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