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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Research Communications in Chemical Pathology and Pharmacology|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1976|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)