An almost insoluble compound that is a breakdown product of nitrogenous metabolism. It is the main excretory product in birds, reptiles, and insects.
- Continue to stay away from alcohol and coffee, because they accelerate the breakdown of protein into uric acid.
- Additionally, there is an elevation in blood glucose and uric acid production.
- The waste products of protein metabolism are urea and to a lesser extent uric acid and creatinine.
Early 19th century: uric from French urique, from urine (see urine).
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Syllabification: u·ric ac·id
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