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1851 Excerpt: ...303. t Jouin. f. pr. Ch. 1M. II, 8. 149, That the
urea is formed from nitrogenous matters could not be doubted, even
if it did not contain nitrogen (and that in so large a quantity);
for it is especially after the use of highly nitrogenous food that
we find an augmentation of its quantity in the urine. If, however,
we should further inquire--from what substances is it produced, and
what tissues principally contribute to its formation? we could not,
in the present state of our knowledge, give any satisfactory
answers to these questions. All that we know is, that urea is a
very general product of the decomposition of nitrogenous matters,
both naturally within the animal body, and artificially in the
laboratory of the chemist. We have already said enough to show that
urea is so common a product of the decomposition of nitrogenous
bodies, that we could hardly any longer enumerate it among true
organic substances, if we tried to establish a distinction between
organic and inorganic matter. Moreover, when we treat of uric acid
we shall show that, in all probability, a great part of the urea
separated by the kidneys from the blood is the product of the
decomposition of that acid. What is the importance of urea in the
fluids of the eye, and whether it has any importance, are questions
which, at present, cannot be answered. Ann. d. Ch. u. Pharm. Bd.
65, S. 337-8. Chemical Relations. Properties.--This body, which has
also been named uric oxide and wrous acid, occurs, when freshly
precipitated, as a white powder, which, is neither crystalline nor
gelatinous; when dried, it forms pale, yellowish, hard masses,
which, on being rubbed, assume a waxy brightness: it is very
slightly soluble in water, is insoluble in alcohol and ether, has
no action on vegetable colours, and...
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