purine - definition and synonyms

  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a natural substance that occurs in all the cells of the body and almost all foods. Some foods, especially red meat and seafood, contain high levels of purines, which can cause gout.

    The average daily diet for an adult in the U.S. contains approximately 600-1,000 milligrams of purines.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/10/2012