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Definition: 'Low Purine Diet'

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low purine diet

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1. a diet low in precursors of purines (tissues rich in cells with abundant nuclei, as in liver and glandular meats) to minimize formation of uric acid. Useful in treatment of patients with gout or urate-containing renal calculi.



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