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Folin test

Pronunciation: fol'-in


  1. a quantitative test for uric acid by means of the color produced with phosphotungstic acid and a base;
  2. a quantitative test for urea; the urea is decomposed by boiling with magnesium chloride, and the freed ammonia is measured.

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