Urea

Urea (yoo-REE-uh): A waste product found in the blood. Urea is normally removed from the blood by the kidneys and then excreted in the urine. Urea accumulates in the body of people with kidney failure.

Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)1

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Urea: A compound formed in the liver from ammonia produced by the deamination of amino acids. It is the principal end product of protein catabolism and constitutes about one half of the total urinary solids.2

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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)

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