Increased urinary excretion of D glucaric acid in alcoholism

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Alcoholic patients were found to have increased urinary excretion of D-glucaric acid while drinking. The excretion of D-glucaric acid returned to normal after discontinuation of ethanol intake, and the increase in the excretion could be reproduced by the administration of ethanol. Determination of the urinary excretion of D-glucaric acid may be useful in detecting the ingestion of ethanol or drugs when this information is not available by other means.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)735-742
Number of pages8
JournalResearch Communications in Chemical Pathology and Pharmacology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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