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mercapturic acid

Pronunciation: mer-kap-tyur'ik as'id

Definition: A condensation product of l-cysteine with aromatic compounds, such as bromobenzene, and usually acetylated; formed biologically via glutathione in the liver and excreted in the urine; an S-substituted N-acetylated l-cysteine.

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