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An acetate (Template:IPA-en) is a derivative of acetic acid. This term includes salts and esters, as well as the anion found in solution. In nature, acetate is the most common building block for biosynthesis. For example, the fatty acids are produced by connecting C2 units derived from acetate.[1]

Acetate is a common anion in biology. It is mainly utilized by organisms in the form of acetyl coenzyme A.[2]

Intraperitoneal injection of sodium acetate (20 or 60 mg per kg body mass) was found to induce headache in sensitized rats, and it has been proposed that acetate resulting from oxidation of ethanol is a major factor in causing hangovers. Increased serum acetate levels lead to accumulation of adenosine in many tissues including the brain, and administration of the adenosine receptor antagonist caffeine to rats after ethanol was found to decrease nociceptive behavior.[3][4]

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