Homovanillic acid

What is Homovanillic acid?

Homovanillic acid meaning A major terminal urinary metabolite, converted from dopa, dopamine, and norepinephrine. Elevated levels suggest catecholamine-secreting tumor such as neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroma. High levels may route out pheochromocytoma.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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