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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.
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Additionally, it revealed that obesity was seemingly associated with uric acid calculi, but with no statistical significance (OR: 2.45, 95% CI: 0.91-6.62, P = 0.078).
Our main finding indicated that patients who had uric acid calculi were associated with prediabetic and diabetic states.
Uric acid calculi are uncommon in the US, accounting for 7-10% of the urolithiasis subjected to analysis [17].
The most possible explanation of such phenomenon in our investigation was that there was certain selection bias in our study population, or the complementary change, putting in perspective that nearly 90% of the urolithiasis was calcium-predominant, and meanwhile, uric acid calculi which was disclosed to be associated with prediabetic and diabetic states as mentioned above accounted for 6.9% only.