homovanillic acid

[ hoh-moh-vuh-nil-ik, hom-oh-, hoh-moh-, hom-oh- ]
/ ˈhoʊ moʊ vəˈnɪl ɪk, ˈhɒm oʊ-, ˌhoʊ moʊ-, ˌhɒm oʊ- /

noun Biochemistry.

the end product of dopamine metabolism, C9H10O4, found in human urine.

Nearby words

  1. homotopy,
  2. homotransplant,
  3. homotype,
  4. homotypic,
  5. homotypic cortex,
  6. homozygosis,
  7. homozygosity,
  8. homozygote,
  9. homozygous,
  10. homozygous by descent

Origin of homovanillic acid


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Medicine definitions for homovanillic acid

homovanillic acid

[ hō′mō-və-nĭlĭk, hŏm′ō- ]

n.

A dopamine metabolite occurring in human urine.

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