Creatinine

Creatinine (kree-AT-ih-nin): A waste product that is removed from blood by the kidneys. If kidney disease worsens, the level of creatinine in the blood increases.

Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)1

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References

  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): rarediseasesnetwork.org/ cms/ neptune/ Learn-More
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  3. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ health-communication-programs/ nkdep/ learn/ causes-kidney-disease/ kidney-disease-basics/ Pages/ kidney-disease-basics.aspx

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