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Definition of the noun alkapton
What does alkapton mean as a name of something?
- an acid formed as an intermediate product of the metabolism of tyrosine and phenylalanine
Alternative definition of the noun alkapton
- homogentisic acid
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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.
Edinburgh 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 ...
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 ...
Medical 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.
alkapton (al-kap' ton), n. . [alk(ali) + Gr. ärrelv, touch..] A term originally introduced to designate a certain urinary constituent ...
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.
Encyclopaedia 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 , ...
Dictionary 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.
by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood
alcapton, alkapton aclass of substances with an affinity ...
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 ...
The 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 ...
An 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.
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, ...
by Dawn Freshwater, Sian Masiln-Prothero
alkapton (al-kap' -ton): Homogentistic acid (q.v.).
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