alloxan

Definitions:

  • One of the products (C<sub>4</sub>H<sub>2</sub>N<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub>) of the decomposition of uric acid by nitric acid.
  • An oxidation product of uric acid. It is of a pale reddish color, readily soluble in water or alcohol.
  • An <xref>oxidation</xref> product of <xref>uric acid</xref>, 2,4,5,6(1H,3H)-pyrimidinetetrone, capable of inducing <xref>diabetes</xref> by destroying <xref>pancreatic</xref> tissue
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