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Definition of the noun alkapton

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  1. an acid formed as an intermediate product of the metabolism of tyrosine and phenylalanine
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonyms of alkapton: alcapton / homogentisic acid
    • more generic word: acid = any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt

Alternative definition of the noun alkapton


  1. homogentisic acid

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Google previewThe American Journal of the Medical Sciences (1864)

The Official Journal of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation : an International Journal of Biomedical Research

Alkapton is a peculiar substance found in the urine by Bodeker.

Google previewEdinburgh Medical Journal (1899)

The word alkapton is a compound of alkali, and the Greek for “ to absorb greedily. ” The positive and negative signs present in the urine of patients the subjects of this complaint are-(1) Deepening in colour on exposure to the air ; (2) rapid ...

Google previewProceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting (1862)

by American Pharmaceutical Association

Alkapton is a new substance found by Bodecker and E. Diirr in the urine of a man , sufl'ering from an unexplained disease; it reduces permanganic and chromic acid, Fehling's liquid, but not subnitrate of bismuth; it contains C,H,N and 0. Ann. ( 1 ...

Google previewMedical Council (1918)

Alkapton is an oxyacid, particularly glycuronic acid. It has no clinical importance. Urea. Derived from the proteids of the food and the waste of the body, it is the end -product of the bulk of the nitrogen (85 per cent.) eliminated by the kidney.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

alkapton (al-kap' ton), n. . [alk(ali) + Gr. ärrelv, touch..] A term originally introduced to designate a certain urinary constituent ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

Alkaptonuria The accumulated homogentisic acid in AKU is excreted in urine and is readily oxidized into a dark compound (see on the cornea: see Fig. A48), alkapton, staining dark already the diapers of affected newborns.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Medica (1900)

by Chalmers Watson

Sometimes this slight change is due to sugar, sometimes to other substances which occasionally occur in the urine, and which reduce Fehling's solution, such as flycuronic acid, alkapton, uric acid and urates in great excess, lactose, pentose , ...

Google previewDictionary of Rheumatology (2015)

by Jozef Rovenský, Juraj Payer, Manfred Herold

amino acids phenylalanine and tyrosine where, due to a defective activity of the enzyme called homogentisic acid oxidase, there is no cleavage of homogentisic acid (alkapton) causing accumulation in the body and excretion in urine.

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

alcapton, alkapton aclass of substances with an affinity ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences (1898)

Including the Pronunciation, Accentuation, Derivation, and Definition of the Terms Used in Medicine, Anatomy, Surgery ... by George Milbry Gould

Alkapton (al-kap'-ton). A yellowish resinous body occ sionally found in urine, which on exposure to acquires a brownish tint ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

alkapton (al-kap' ton), n. . [alk(ali) + Gr. ârrev, touch..] A term originally introduced to designate a certain urinary constituent which is met with on rare ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences, Including the Pronunciation... (1903)

by George Milbry Gould

Alkaptonuria (al-kap-ton-u'-re-alz)' [alkapton; 015,001), urine]. The presence of alkapton in the urine. It has been found in cases of pulmonary tuberculosis, and in other instances in which there are no local lesions or general disease.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Medical Anthropology (2004)

Health and Illness in the World's Cultures Topics - Volume 1; Cultures - by Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember

that normally breaks down homogentisic acid (alkapton) results in the relatively benign excretion of high levels of that acid, which causes urine to turn black upon exposure to air, ...

Google previewBlackwell's Nursing Dictionary (2013)

by Dawn Freshwater, Sian Masiln-Prothero

alkapton (al-kap' -ton): Homogentistic acid (q.v.).

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