The role of common urinary constituents in the precipitation of ammonium acid urate.

Royal Perth Hospital and the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Clinica Chimica Acta (Impact Factor: 2.85). 01/1980; 99(3):221-7. DOI: 10.1016/0009-8981(79)90265-1
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ABSTRACT A high proportion of the inhibitory activity shown by urine toward precipitation of ammonium acid urate is ultrafilterable and most of this can be accounted for by the common, low molecular weight components of urine. The individual inhibitory effects of sodium chloride, sodium sulphate, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, magnesium sulphate, sodium dihydrogen phosphate, sodium pyrophosphate, citric acid, hippuric acid, creatinine and urea upon the precipitation of ammonium acid urate have been quantified in an aqueous test system.

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