I am studying biochem and have a question. I am confused. Are Urea and Uric acid related in body pathways or is it just that one is a product of aa metabolism and one of purine metabolism, and they just happen to have similar names. i.e. are they related in the body: can high urea levels cause gout. or can only high uric acid levels cause gout? thanks for any and all help Your kindness and thoughtfullness has been greatly appreciated.