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Medical Term:

aldehyde reaction

 

Definition: the reaction of the indole derivatives with aromatic aldehydes; tryptophan and p-dimethylaminobenzaldehyde in H2SO4 give a red-violet color useful in assaying proteins for tryptophan content.

Synonym(s): Ehrlich reaction

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