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mercapturic acid

mercapturic acid in Medicine

mercapturic acid mer·cap·tu·ric acid (mŭr'kāp-tur'ĭk, -tyur'-)
n.
A condensation product formed from the coupling of cysteine with aromatic compounds, formed as a conjugate in the liver and excreted in the urine.

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