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OXALATES

Ethanedioic acids. Salts of oxalic acid. The acid occurs in much plants and vegetables and is produced in the body by metabolism of glyoxylic acid or ascorbic acid. Ingestion of a diet wealthy in oxalates or the subsistence of primary hyperoxaluria (a genetic mess of glycine metabolism) may lead to the formation of calcium oxalate kidney calculi.
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