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indican

 [in´dĭ-kan]
1. a substance formed by decomposition of tryptophan in the intestines and excreted in the urine.
2. a yellow indoxyl glycoside from indigo plants.

in·di·can

(in'di-kan),
1. Indoxyl β-d-glucoside from Indigofera species and Polygonium tinctorium; a source of indigo. Synonym(s): plant indican
2. 3-indoxylsulfuric acid, a substance found (as its salts) in sweat and in variable amounts in urine; indicative, when in quantity, of protein putrefaction in the intestine (indicanuria). Synonym(s): metabolic indican, uroxanthin

indican

/in·di·can/ (in´dĭ-kan) potassium indoxyl sulfate, formed by decomposition of tryptophan in the intestines and excreted in the urine.

indican

(ĭn′dĭ-kăn′)
n.
1. A potassium salt, C8H6NO4SK, found in urine and formed by the conversion of tryptophan to indole by intestinal bacteria.
2. A glucoside, C14H17NO6, found in the indigo plant and used as a source for indigo dye.

indican

[in′dikən]
Etymology: Gk, indikon, indigo
a substance (potassium indoxyl sulfate) produced in the intestine by the decomposition of tryptophan, absorbed by the intestinal wall, and excreted in the urine. Its level may be elevated in the urine of patients on high-protein diets or those suffering from GI disease. The normal accumulation of indican in urine is 10 to 20 mg/24 hr.

indican

1. a substance formed by decomposition of tryptophan in the intestines and excreted in the urine.
2. a yellow indoxyl glycoside from indigo plants.