Associations to the word «Xanthine»


XANTHINE, noun. (chemistry) Any of a group of alkaloids that include caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine as well as the parent compound, a precursor of uric acid found in many organs of the body.
XANTHINE OXIDASE, noun. (enzyme) A crystallizable flavoprotein enzyme containing iron and molybdenum that promotes the oxidation especially of hypoxanthine and xanthine to uric acid and of many aldehydes to carboxylic acids and that is obtained usually from milk or liver
XANTHINE OXIDASES, noun. Plural of xanthine oxidase

Dictionary definition

XANTHINE, noun. Crystalline oxidation product of the metabolism of nucleoproteins; precursor of uric acid; found in many organs and in urine.

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