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How to Pronounce Purines?

Correct pronunciation for the word "Purines" is [pjˈʊɹiːnz], [pjˈʊɹiːnz], [p_j_ˈʊ_ɹ_iː_n_z].

"Purines" in context

Purines are nitrogenous compounds which are found in the building blocks of DNA and RNA. They are also found in amino acids, chemicals involved in muscle contraction, and even in the structure of the cell itself. In terms of diet, purines have a significant impact on the human body. Although some purines are synthesized in the body, dietary sources of purines provide the main source of purines. Rich sources of purines include organ meats such as liver, kidney and sweetbreads, as well as fish such as anchovies, herring, mackerel and salmon.

Usage over time for Purines:

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