homoprotocatechuic acid

(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)acetic acid; an isomer of homogentisic acid found in urine; a degradation product of l-tyrosine, l-dopa, and hydroxytyramine.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • homovanillic acid — 4 Hydroxy 3 methoxyphenylacetic acid; a phenol found in human urine; produced through the methylation of homoprotocatechuic acid on the meta OH group. It is the principal urinary metabolite of dopa and dopamine. * * * ho·mo·va·nil·lic acid və nil …   Medical dictionary

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