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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ă-loks′-an

Definition: An oxidation product of uric acid, 2,4,5,6-pyrimidinetetrone; administration to experimental animals causes hypoglycemia resulting from insulin liberation, followed by hyperglycemia resulting from destruction of the islets of Langerhans (alloxan diabetes).

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