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uric acid

  • n  a white tasteless odorless crystalline product of protein metabolism; found in the blood and urine
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  • CT Scans Better At Finding Gout
    Researchers from the Mayo Clinic have discovered a new way of diagnosing gout that doesn’t involve needle aspiration. Until now the painful form of inflammatory arthritis has been detected only through drawing fluid or tissue from an affected joint via a needle and looking for uric acid crystals.
    March 28, 2014 - ThirdAge
  • Gout isn't always easy to prove: CT scans help catch cases traditional test misses
    Gout is on the rise among U.S. men and women, and this piercingly painful and most common form of inflammatory arthritis is turning out to be more complicated than had been thought. The standard way to check for gout is by drawing fluid or tissue from an affected joint and looking for uric acid crystals, a test known as a needle aspirate. That usually works, but not always: In a new study, X ...
    March 26, 2014 - Science Daily

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