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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: mer-kap'to-lak'tat


A product of cysteine catabolism; formed by the action of lactate dehydrogenase on 3-mercaptopyruvate that was, in turn, formed by transamination of cysteine; present in normal human urine as a mixed disulfide with cysteine; elevated in the urine in people with mercaptolactate-cysteine disulfiduria.

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