Intestinal obstruction gives the largest amounts of indican.
Potassium indoxyl sulphate, or indican, is derived from indol.
Simple constipation and diseases of the large intestine alone do not increase the amount of indican.
The blue dye, indigo, is derived from a glucoside of an entirely different type, known as indican.
indican is readily extracted from the leaves of various species of indigo plants.
indican in·di·can (ĭn'dĭ-kān')
A potassium salt found in sweat and urine and formed by the conversion of tryptophan to indole by intestinal bacteria.