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Definition of the noun alkapton

What does alkapton mean as a name of something?


  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)

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

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 previewThe Student's Medical Dictionary (1904)

Including All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine, with Their Proper Pronunciation and Definitions; Based on Recent Medical Literature by George Milbry Gould

Urine containing alkapton turns dark on standing or on the addition of an alkali. Alkarsin [al-kar* -sin\ [alcohol : arsenic]. Cadet's Fuming Liquid ; an extremely poisonous liquid containing cacodyl. It is of a brown color, and on exposure to the air ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Donald Venes, MD

alkapton, alcapton (al-kap'ton)...

[alkapton + -uria] A ...

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 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 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 previewStedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing (2005)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

[alkapton + G. ouron, urine] al-co-hol (al'kö-hol) 1. One of a series ...

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

by George Milbry Gould

Alkapton (al-lzaphton). A yellowish resinous body occasionally found in urine, which on exposure to air acquires a ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences (1899)

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

Alkapton (al-kap'-ton). A yellowish resinous body occasionally found in urine, which on exposure to air acquires a brownish tint. It does not ferment and does not reduce bismuth like glucose, though it throws down a somewhat brownish mass.

Google previewA dictionary of medical science ... (1903)

by Robley Dunglison

ALIMENT ALKAPTON Non-nitrogenous. Minerals. 4. Carbohydrate* contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, the two latter elements in the proportions to form water. Examples: starch, dextrin, cane sugar, grape sugar, lactose, or milk sugar.

Google previewBlackwell's Nursing Dictionary (2013)

by Dawn Freshwater, Sian Masiln-Prothero

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

Google previewA Dictionary of Genetics (2013)

by Robert C. King, Pamela Mulligan, William Stansfield

alkapton 2, 5—dihydroxyphenylacetic ...

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.

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