Entry from British & World English dictionary
A salt or ester of hippuric acid.
- Unfortunately, the needle-shaped forms are often confused with hippurate.
- Methenamine hippurate is an antibiotic which is used to treat and prevent urinary tract infections.
- Glycine and sodium benzoate are produced upon the hydrolysis of sodium hippurate by the enzyme hippuricase.
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