In man, in addition to the urea excreted, there is also a little hippuric and uric acid or compounds of these.
The most of the nitrogen is present as uric acid and ammonia.
The kidneys strain out urea, uric acid, and certain other poisons from the blood and eject them through the urinary tract.
They contain alkalies which help to lessen the accumulation of uric acid.
What if gout should prove to be a sensitization or anaphylaxis to uric acid that does not exist in the non-gouty?
As we have seen, the urea is very slightly lower; but after much exertion the uric acid is increased.
It was advertised as a uric acid eliminant and therefore good for all kinds of diseases.
I prescribed Thlaspi, which he said soon stopped the uric acid.
For further discussion of this point, the reader is referred to the next chapter, on the uric acid Theory.
He became wary about breakfast as life advanced, and at one time talked much of Dr. Haig and uric acid.
uric acid n.
A semisolid compound that is a nitrogenous end product of protein and purine metabolism and is a nitrogenous component of urine.
The chief nitrogen-containing waste product excreted in the urine of birds, insects, and most reptiles. It is produced by the breakdown of amino acids in the liver. Uric acid is also produced in small quantities in humans by the breakdown of purines, and elevated levels in the blood can lead to gout. Chemical formula: C5H4N4O3.