Hyperuricemia

Hyperuricemia is an unusually elevated level of uric acid in the blood. In the pH circumstances of body fluid, uric acid exists largely as urate, the ion form. The quantity of urate in the body depends on the balance between the amount of purines eaten in food, the amount of urate synthesised within the body, and the amount of urate that is excreted in urine or through the gastrointestinal tract.