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the S=C=N− anion or a salt or ester containing this ion. Thiocyanate is produced in the metabolism of cysteine and detoxification of cyanide and is excreted in the urine.
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A salt of thiocyanic acid.
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thiocyanateS=C=N– Toxicology A salt of thiocyanic acid that is a breakdown product of cyanide, which is ↑ in smokers, Pts receiving nitroprusside, and victims of smoke inhalation. See Cyanide.
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