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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



uric acid  listen  (YOO-rik A-sid)

  A waste product left over from normal chemical processes in the body and found in the urine and blood. Abnormal buildup of uric acid in the body may cause a condition called gout. Increased levels of uric acid in the blood and urine can be a side effect of chemotherapy or radiation therapy.