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uric

 [u´rik]
uric acid the end product of purine metabolism or oxidation in the body. It is present in blood in a concentration of about 5 mg/100 ml and is excreted in the urine in amounts of a little less than 1 g per day. In gout there is an excess of uric acid in the blood, and its salts, the urates, form insoluble stones in the urinary tract, or may crystallize and form deposits (see tophus) in the joints and tissues. The presence of high concentrations of uric acid in the urine is significant in the diagnosis of gout, but is of little significance in urinary disorders.

u·ric

(yūr'ik),
Relating to urine.

uric

(yo͝or′ĭk)
adj.
Relating to, contained in, or obtained from urine.

uric

pertaining to the urine.

uric acid
the end product of purine metabolism or oxidation in the body in species other than dogs which metabolize uric acid to allantoin (except Dalmatians). Amounts of more than 1 mg/100 ml of uric acid in the blood are an indication of hepatic insufficiency. In birds excess amounts of uric acid and urates in tissue occur in visceral gout.
uric acid calculi
see urate urolith.
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